Our FAFSA efc (estimated obviously) comes out to be about 20K. The Profile says our contribution should be 15K. Either will be a stretch for us. Which number will the Profile schools actually look at to create aid package? The cynic in me says they'll use the FAFSA number but just wondering if we might get lucky and they'll use the lower one? 5K doesn't sound like much of a difference but I assure you it is for us. Has this discrepancy happened to anyone else?