Congratulations - you're in decision mode (and it's your decision, not the college's!). Now you've got the information you need to understand the financial aspect of your options.
You may find your financial aid award letters confusing because--believe it or not--they’re not standardized. There’s no template that all the universities and colleges adhere to. As such, your acceptance letter from UC Berkeley may look very different from Berklee College of Music.
Use this free spreadsheet to get all the information down in one place where you can use it.