I come from a family with one source of income(60k). However, we live off each check, leaving very little for current assets (3k at max). My efc for fafsa was an estimated $6,000.
As I am applying to schools such as northeastern as a match, and stony brook as a safety, what numbers should I be prepared to receive for my package? Are net calculators and efc as accurate as people say they are?
(For northeastern my net calculator showed that I would have about 10k family contributions.)