Should I Pursue Need-Based Aid if FAFSA is High?
Hello, my parents filed FAFSA early and our EFC looks to 50,000+ (which is accurate, considering my household makes almost 200k). On CommonApp, should I say that I want to pursue need-based aid even if FAFSA is above the tuition costs at the schools I am applying to? On FAFSA, we could send the results to up to ten colleges, so we did, but should we not even apply for need-based aid if we won't get anything? Or is there the slightest chance that we will? If it helps, some of the colleges I am applying to include Ohio State, Case Western, and University of Michigan.