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Start building your list with schools that are a great financial fit.
Demonstrated need is the gap between your EFC and the cost to attend a particular school.
Most colleges can't guarantee they will meet all of your financial need.
How your "financial need" will factor into a college's admissions and aid decisions depends on the type of college it is.
Here is our list.
Families who see that their EFC is higher than they are able or willing to pay for college should factor merit scholarships into their search.
Here's our list of the colleges that award merit scholarships to the highest percentage of students without financial need.
Learn about merit scholarships and financial aid in the Ivy League.
A primer on these categories of colleges.
State schools are not necessarily cheaper.
Ways to reduce your costs if you're attending a public university from out-of-state.
Here's how the numbers break down for these very selective institutions.
One of the most important steps in your college search process - but not foolproof.
And why it might be much higher than you expect.
An overview of the sites you can use to start your search.
What they measure, and why they are not necessarily useful for your student.
Learn how much the average independent college counselor costs and why you might consider one.
Here are the financial questions you can ask when on campus.
Tips for visiting colleges on a budget.
Things you can do during the summer to build your career knowledge.
Estimate how much you'll need for college, and make your plan for how best to save.
Master college finance basics and start setting your expectations.
Build your college list by finding schools that are a great financial fit.
Choose the college that will set you up for long-term success.
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