College Admissions 101
Guide to College Admissions terms from Washington University.
Link to any US 4-yr College and University Website. UT-Austin
Student and Parent Resources - Guide for Parents, NACAC; Student/Parent Resource Page, NACAC
Financial Aid Links
Tips on maximizing your aid eligibility and lowering your EFC (while still being honest!)
EFC calculator from College Board
FAFSA on the web. Start here if you are new to FAFSA.
CSS/Profile on the web. Click here if you are new to CSS.
PLUS loans info
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