Financial Aid Information

FAFSA 4caster

If you’re not ready to apply for aid but want to get a sense of how much you would qualify for, this is a great tool for predicting eligibility.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Federal financial aid application

CSS Profile

Financial aid application used by many private colleges to determine financial need

Loan Repayment Estimator

This tool lets you plug in loan amounts and gives you a sense of how much your monthly payments would be after graduation.

100% Need Met Colleges

List of colleges that pledge to meet a student’s full demonstrated need. Most students will still have an expected family contribution that they are responsible for and may need to borrow to pay for their share of college costs.


Great resource for net price calculators and other financial aid resources

College Scorecard

This website run by the Department of Education has valuable statistics about each college’s graduation rate, average student net cost, average salary after graduation . . . many things to help you make a decision whether the college will be a good financial fit.

Lynne O’Shaughnessy’s The College Solution

Great overall financial aid website

How To Appeal A Financial Aid Award Letter Blogpost

College Board’s Award Comparison Calculator

Tool for comparing different college’s financial aid packages

Financial Aid Toolkit

This Dep’t of Ed website provides tons of federal student aid information

Institute for College Access & Success – Project on Student Debt

Provides information for student loan borrowers including a very helpful summary of student loan terms for borrowers


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