Financial Aid Resources


Student Guide FinAid

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculator


Help with FAFSA & CSS Profile



CSS Profile


Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Calculators to estimate various college costs and payments

Tuition Fit - Crowd-sourced award information from colleges provided by actual students. Upload your own financial aid award letters to see whether people like you got a better deal from your school or similar schools that you might not have even applied to. Or look at previous awards to guide your college list.

SwiftStudent - Provides students free appeal guidance, plus being a central repository of financial aid appeals / requests letter templates.


Saving for College by Mark Kantrowitz


The College Solution by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

Hiring an Independent Educational Consultant (IEC)

12 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Independent Educational Consultant (IECA)

IECA: Advising Families on Educational Planning

The Principles of Good Practice (IECA)