I am a rising senior trying to narrow down my list of schools. Many people would suggest I run the NPC for my potential schools and rule out the ones that aren’t affordable.
However, my financial situation is a little complicated. My parents are divorced. My mom has an uncomplicated job/regular salary, etc but my dad owns apartments and I’ve heard that NPC’s aren’t accurate for families who own businesses/make their income through real estate.
Every NPC we’ve run has us paying full price, which is not very encouraging lol.
So I guess my question is will the FAFSA take into account that all the real estate my dad owns is our source of income? Or are we just screwed for financial aid? Is there a better NPC or a different way we can estimate costs?