Steps to Take - Finance
- Determine which assets you have in places that will negatively impact your financial aid application, so you can gift, transfer or reposition them before applying.
- Calculate your "Expected Family Contribution", which is the minimum amount of money schools will expect you to pay towards your education: http://www.finaid.org/calculators/finaidestimate.phtml
- Select schools, in part, based on the schools' ability to help fund your education.
- Apply for private scholarships at least one year before completing your financial aid application.