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How is Income Treated on the FAFSA?

If you are applying for financial aid to pay for a college education, then you may be wondering how your family’s income...

Why Would I Attend a School that Doesn’t Cover 100% of My Financial Need?

There are so many colleges in the United States and around the world all with their own unique qualities. For each futur...

What Does Demonstrated Financial Need Mean?

When applying for college or university, the first thing any student and family should do is complete the FAFSAⓇ. The FA...

What Does it Mean When a School Covers 100% of Need?

Going to college is expensive - or at least it can be. To combat this, there are some schools that claim to cover 100% o...

How Many Merit Scholarships Can I Get?

If you are applying for merit scholarships, then you may be wondering if there is a limit on how many merit scholarships...

How Does Household Income Correlate to EFC?

For families applying to college, the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a critical metric in determining eligibility...

What is the FAFSA Asset Protection Allowance? (and Why It Matters)

To apply for federal financial aid, you are required to report nearly all of your assets on the Free Application for Fed...

How Will Having an Open Line of Credit Affect my FAFSA?

If you have an open line of credit, perhaps based on the equity in your home, then you may be wondering how that affects...

Does Having a Parent in College Affect FAFSA?

If you have a parent who is attending college, then you may be wondering how that affects your eligibility for federal f...

What is a Good EFC?

The Expected Family Contribution, or FAFSA EFC, is one of the most important indicators of whether or not you’ll receive...

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