Check Out Useful College Planning Resources

  •  EFC Calculator -This is the long form calculator that gives you an approximation of the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), soon to be renamed Student Aid Index (SAI). There is also a link to a shorter “Quick EFC” calculator. Keep in mind that AP&G College Planning will calculate your EFC/SAI in greater detail.

  • FSA ID - Both student and parent must create a Federal Student Aid ID before filing the FAFSA

  •  FAFSA  The financial aid form that is required by almost every college and in order to get federal student loans

  •  CSS Profile - The financial form that is required by some highly selective colleges in addition to the FAFSA

  • Fastweb – A free scholarship search website

  • Cappex- a free scholarship database

  •  Merit Aid Scholarship Schools – A chart showing colleges that awarded the highest percentage of students merit aid not based on financial need

  •  The Common Application – the admission application most commonly used by colleges