Ask Pam – a Certified College Consultant
Preparing and planning for college can be overwhelming and confusing, but a college consultant can help you through the entire process with ease.
“Ask Pam” is a free resource for students and parents to ask their questions. Enter your question below and Certified College Admissions Counselor Pamela Pik will respond. Each Question and Answer is archived below for other students and parents to browse and learn from.
Question & Answer Archive
My daughter will be applying to colleges next year. I'm not sure if she qualifies for financial aid - how can I find out?
A quick, rough way is to go to the "Net Price Calculator" on every college's website. It asks you for information from your most recent tax year, and gives you a rough idea of your "Expected Family Contribution" for that school. It's only a ballpark until you fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and forms next year, but it can possibly help you with your planning.
Author: Pamela K. Pik