Understanding Financial Aid

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Yes, your 529 plan will affect financial aid

by Kathryn Flynn
33 percent of parents and grandparents believe that a 529 plan is not considered when determining financial aid eligibility. See if they're right.

 

Financial aid basics

Intro to financial aid
Learn the basics of the federal financial aid system and how your savings may impact eligibility.

Financial aid calculator
Estimate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to see how much financial aid you qualify for.

15 facts about financial aid eligibility
Quick tips to help you get more financial aid bring down your out-of-pocket cost.

How 7 different assets affect financial aid
Find out what you’ll need to report on your FAFSA.

Student loan FAQs
Know before you borrow.

Tools & calculators:

Financial aid calculator
Estimate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to see how much financial aid you qualify for.

Savings comparison tool
See how your assets will affect financial aid eligibility

Savings vs loans calculator
Find out how much more expensive it is to borrow rather than save for college.

Video

Joe Hurley explains how 529 plans might affect financial aid.

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