How Do Colleges View Your Assets?

March 2017 / Amy Brown Waheed / Latest Blog


The financial aid formula can be very confusing for families.  It is primarily driven by assets and income. The goal for your family should be to understand what specifically contributes to your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).  When you are making financial decisions in advance of college, you want to know what helps and what hurts your family’s EFC.  In this month’s issue we will learn about how the financial aid formula views assets.
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Why Your Assets Actually Matter

March 2017 / Riley Billman / Student Blogger


Let’s say you’re saving money for college. You keep it safe in a bank, you don’t touch it, and you know you’ll have it safe to spend on any of your college expenses. Sound about right?

Wrong.

Here’s why: as a student… Read More