We offer our services in the space in between the DIY-er and the DIFMe-er.
Personal Advisor-Assisted Help!!
FAFSA calculations aren't complicated but they are tedious. Avoid 'GIGO' (garbage-in = garbage-out.) Anyone can do a calculation but only a few can give you a verified result. Having done thousands of calculations gives us the unique advantage. We're (actual people) here for you. Contact us and we'll personally follow up ASAP. Phone 724-387-9128.
Parents/ CPAs/ Financial Planners/ Guidance Counselors
2019-2020 FAFSA EFC Calculations
Obtain a ‘test’ pre-calculation of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for the 2019-2020 award year. Get this before any formal filing via fafsa.ed.gov! This allows for your understanding of the key calculation components that may decrease your financial aid eligibility. Includes for a few ‘what-if’ iterations. No confidential/ identifying information required. We nerds only deal with data elements!
Our results are exact as we used the U.S. Dept. of Education’s ‘Application Processing System Specifications for Software Developers‘ for the Academic Year 2019-2020.
What You Get
Our results are exact as we used the U.S. Dept. of Education’s ‘Application Processing System Specifications for Software Developers‘ for the Academic Year 2019-2020. (At this moment in July of 2018, we are still using the data elements of this year’s FAFSA since the 2019-2020 new one isn’t available yet! This does not effect the calculation.)
Prepare a rough draft of the 2019-2020 FAFSA. We help you gather the data elements that will be used in the EFC calculation. This will provide a snap-shot of the existing financial situation. NO confidential information is required- just data!
Calculate a preliminary EFC. This will create the basis for further comparisons of potential strategies.
Understand How the EFC was Determined. Both parent and student income and assets will contribute to an EFC. Understand how much and what can be done. Unfortunately, in most cases, the income components will be set in stone. The 2017 tax return for award year 2019 is automatically used. Fortunately, assets are recorded ‘as of the date the application is completed.’ This allows for some planning.
Re-calculate the EFC. Deterrmine if you may be eligible for more need-based financial aid.
Prepare a 99% draft of the 2019-2020 FAFSA. You’ll then be ready to easily input your FAFSA via the web using this 99% draft as your guide. You’ll see the same questions on the web and you’ll already have the answers and its utimate EFC calculation. NO surprises have been our experiences!
$95 / $195
Our fee is low- $95 for the typical cases and $195 for those situations that may require a little more time. We’ll invoice you via email for remittance through PayPal. We are formally registered as the Nest Egg Financial Group LLC located in da’Burgh, PA.