It is imperative that you let a professional review your SAR and FAFSA report. This one form almost completely controls the amount of Financial Aid that You Receive and you do not want to leave money on the table.
As there are many options available, we recommend applying to at least two lenders to determine your rate.
If parents are separated, divorced, or live in separate households, only the custodial parent’s financial information is required by FAFSA. We realize that in a lot of cases, both parents contribute equally when it comes to financially supporting a child.
Calculating your EFC should be one of the first steps you take in your college search process; either your sophomore or junior year of high school. Understanding your EFC early will allow you to successfully plan college finances along with giving you clarity on how much college could cost you.