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Can I expect to get anything?

redwings532redwings532 Posts: 268Registered User Junior Member
Last year my EFC was 14,000, still high I realize, but this year (2012-2013) it is a bit higher. Just completed FAFSA and my EFC is 18,000.

I don't know much about the process, but I assume it went up because my parents income slightly went up.

With an EFC like mine, can I expect to get anything at all from schools like UNC-CH, Cornell, and USC (California)?

My parents have told me they will try to support me the best they can, and are willing to put forth $15,000 to $25,000 (at the MOST, and this would really be pushing it) per year (for two years. I'm a transfer student).

I did a little research but couldn't find much from past students. Realistically, with that EFC, should I expect anything in financial aid?
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Replies to: Can I expect to get anything?

  • happymomof1happymomof1 Posts: 19,541Registered User Senior Member
    Each college and university sets its own policy about this. It is OK for you to contact the financial aid office and ask what aid they have for transfer students. You also can run the Net Price Calculator at each university's website. These are new this year, so no one knows whether they are accurate or not, but the results will give you a ballpark figure to start with.
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Posts: 19,930Super Moderator Senior Member
    I agree with the recommendation to run the Net Price Calculator. All three of those schools require the CSS Profile so the FAFSA EFC will not be accurate.
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