Financial Aid Night for Senior parents was well attended. Many aspects of the financial aid process were covered by Matt Carpenter from College Funding Services.
Two very important forms were mentioned. The FAFSA and the CSS profile. We encourage parents to investigate both applications ASAP. Don't forget you can take advantage of a FAFSA on the web work-sheet. This can be helpful as you navigate through the FAFSA process.
We encourage parents to get familiar with the MEFA web-site. MEFA provides a wealth of free, accurate and up to date information. Amy encouraged parents to try the MEFA tools page, which has a number of tools you can use such at the EFC Calculator. The EFC calculator can estimate the figure that colleges will use to determine eligibility.