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Financial Aid Comparison Worksheet

  • Use this worksheet to generate a side-by-side comparison of the financial aid offers you have received.

Cost of Attendance

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The Cost of Attendance is an estimate of expenses usually incurred by students attending a college. = $ = $ = $

What is your financial need?

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The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is derived from information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is a family's expected ability over an academic year to absorb some of the educational costs. The financial aid office will use it to distribute need-based financial aid funds. - $ - $ - $
The difference between the Cost of Attendance and the Expected Family Contribution is the student's Total Financial Need = $ = $ = $

Financial Aid Sources - How will your financial need be met?

Students will receive Financial Aid Award Letters - also referred to as Offers or Packages - from the colleges. These letters will outline the aid that each college can offer and may include any or all of the financial aid programs listed here. It is recommended that students and parents review award letters carefully, ask questions, and meet deadlines.

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