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College Cost Clarity: Sticker Price vs. Net Price

Sticker Price vs Net Price: Making Sense of College Costs Are you a parent of a...

11/08/2023

Decoding Net Price Calculators: The Good, the Bad, and the MyCAP Difference

Net Price Calculator's vs. MyCAP SAI Estimates You’ve heard the expression “less is more?” Well, sometimes...

3 min 11/01/2023

Your Complete Pell Grant Guide: Are You Eligible?

Your Complete Pell Grant Guide: Are You Eligible? In today's world, the cost of college continues...

4 min 10/06/2023

How Much Financial Aid Can You Get? Cracking the Code on College Costs

As a parent, you want the best for your child's future, and higher education is...

09/25/2023

Do You Have to Pay Back College Financial Aid? Your Comprehensive Guide

Do I Have to Pay Back College Financial Aid? College education can be an expensive endeavor,...

4 min 09/21/2023

Financial Aid Guidance for Divorced or Separated Families

https://youtu.be/9BqeeULhB4Q   What Constitutes a "Divorced or Separated Family" for College Financial Aid? Colleges don't see a difference...

6 min 03/27/2023

Will Saving For College Hurt My Financial Aid?

https://youtu.be/uPtAdmQ7XZg Is Saving for College a Bad Idea? NO!  Saving for college is a good idea- and...

3 min 03/20/2023

Create your College Budget – Understanding what YOU can Afford

https://youtu.be/9bSwtaktfDA We know no one likes to talk about budgets, but shopping for college requires understanding...

02/14/2023

“My College Budget” Makes Paying For College Easy For Your Student

Everyone has heard "paying for college" horror stories. Families spend a full summer (sometimes longer)...

4 min 01/17/2023

What is an EFC and What Does it Mean For You?

In this video, we're going to take a look at what is an EFC and...

01/11/2023

How Home Equity Affects The CSS Profile

The CSS Profile and the FAFSA have very different requirements and how they calculate your...

4 min 11/17/2022

Net Price Calculators: Part of the Problem, Not the Solution

Our core belief at CAP is that students and families can make smart, fiscally sound...

4 min 10/24/2022

What you Need to Know About Completing the CSS Profile or FAFSA with Divorced or Separated Parents or Two-Household Families

Financial aid forms can seem tricky for any household, but this is especially true for...

09/13/2022

The 3 Different Types of Expected Family Contribution Explained

Do you find this article helpful? Imagine what you could learn from Matt, along with...

3 min 09/08/2022

When Your Student Aid Index or SAI is Too High

When Your Student Aid Index (SAI) is Too High Are you left scrambling after filling out...

4 min 09/07/2022

How Will I Know If I Qualify For Need-Based Financial Aid?

Will we qualify for need-based financial aid for college? – A question on the minds...

09/06/2022

The 5 Types of Need-Based Financial Aid for College-Bound Families

Types of Need-Based Financial Aid When you receive a need-based financial aid package from a college,...

09/06/2022

Prior-Prior Year (PPY) : What It Is and Why It Matters to College Financial Aid

It seems like in the world of financial aid there's always one question that bubbles...

09/05/2022

Expected Family Contribution (FAFSA): Explained

Have you heard the term Expected Family Contribution on TV or social media and wondered...

09/05/2022

Maximizing College Financial Aid: What Every Family Should Know

Understanding Financial Aid First thing's first – don’t feel ashamed if you’re more than a little...

09/05/2022

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