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How to Calculate Your Expected Family Contribution

How to Calculate Your Expected Family Contribution If you’re hoping to receive a substantial amount of need-based financial aid for college or graduate school, your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be one of the most important numbers you’ll ever see. (Need-based financial aid is financial aid you receive because you couldn’t afford college otherwise; “merit-based” financial aid doesn’t depend on …


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Should College Be Free? (And Proposals to Make It Happen)

Should College Be Free? (And Proposals to Make It Happen) Should college be free? With each election year — whether it is the major one or the midterm election — the issue of higher education and its increasing cost comes up. Students are graduating with more debt than at any other time in history — at least $30,000 in student loans, …