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How to maximize your financial aid award

Laura Cantu

Laura Cantu

March 17th, 2022

In today’s live event, I will explain what you can do to maximize you financial aid package.

“Every year, an estimate of $2.3 billion dollars in federal aid goes unclaimed.

Don’t leave scholarships  and aid on the table
Don't leave scholarships  and aid on the table
fill out the financial aid forms
fill out the financial aid forms

Complete the financial aid forms to receive your expected family contribution, also known as the EFC.

There are two financial aid forms that you need to complete to qualify for federal financial aid.

These are known as the FAFSA and the CSS Profile.

Cost of attendance (COA)
cost of attendance (COA)
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
Financial need
Financial need

If your Cost of Attendance (COA) is greater than your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), you have financial need and are eligible for financial aid from the colleges and universities that accept you.

(Example) How to Calculate Financial Need 
Example How to Calculate Financial Need 
What if you don’t have financial need?
What if you don't have financial need?
Free Webinar

If you are interested in learning more ways to maximize your odds of getting accepted and getting scholarships, click the button below to register and watch our free webinar, 6 Steps to go to College with Scholarships.

Please do not hesitate to let me or anyone in the team know if you have any questions!

– Laura