In this article, we cover the final four steps on the FAFSA. These steps determine federal student aid eligibility and Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
Some financial aid is need-based; other types of financial aid are merit-based or available to all students (excluding extenuating circumstances).
The 'Cost of Attendance' (COA) is the final cost of all your expenses that result from the school you choose. Selecting a school that offers tuition at a fair rate should be a major preliminary consideration as you're deciding what college to attend.
You’ve picked out an online degree program that you’re excited about. The only problem: how will you pay for it? Most online degree programs qualify for federal student financial aid, so filling out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the place to start.