College Confidential’s “Dean,” Sally Rubenstone, put together 25 of her best tips. Get your free copy of the "25 Tips from the Dean" eBook and get helpful advice on how to choose a college, get in, and pay for it: http://goo.gl/9zDJTM
When I filled out my FAFSA, my EFC was 0. No one in my family can work due to physical disabilities, so we make around 24,000 a year for a family of 4 (including me)
When I got my financial aid info from a school, my pell grant award was around 2,700, and the school had my EFC at around 2,500 dollars. How in the world? By the end of every month, my family and I are barely getting by.
I'm wondering if something went wrong? Why in the world wouldn't I get the full pell grant? And why would a school think my family could contribute anything? I know students who make a lot more money than me, who got the full pell grant.