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FAFSA Changes

Students and Parents will be completing the FAFSA 2020-2021 form and the application will be available on October 1, 2019.  Families will be using the tax information from the tax year 2018 due to the rule called Prior Prior.   This year there are a few FAFSA changes that people need to review before they begin [...]

FAFSA Changes2019-09-28T10:19:09-05:00

EFC Calculator – Learn how to use an EFC Calculator

Why should a family learn how to use an Expected Family Contribution or EFC Calculator?  Beginning October 1st, the FAFSA form or Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available for the school year 2020-2021. The Expected Family Contribution or EFC is the amount a college will use in estimating a student’s financial need. [...]

EFC Calculator – Learn how to use an EFC Calculator2019-09-28T08:31:01-05:00

Completing the FAFSA

The fall is here which means it is also FAFSA time for college. Unlike Halloween, this should not be a scary time.  The best tip we can give families is to get organized before you begin this process.  Just relax, PayForED has compiled a list to make filling out the FAFSA easier! Completing the FAFSA [...]

Completing the FAFSA2019-09-28T08:20:46-05:00

EFC Calculation

The financial aid process can be overwhelming and it is important to understand the Expected Family Contribution or EFC. The EFC is generated after completing the FAFSA and it determines your need-based aid. I wanted to explain how the EFC is calculated so that you have a better understanding of your financial aid positioning. [...]

EFC Calculation2019-09-28T08:27:01-05:00

Are Student Loan Assistance Programs Overlooking An Important Point?

More and more companies are looking to improve their employee benefit packages by adding a student loan assistance benefit.  This new benefit is designed to better help employees manage their student loan repayment.  According to the Federal Reserve, as of July 2019, Americans owe $1.59 trillion dollars in student debt.  Of the 45 million people [...]

Are Student Loan Assistance Programs Overlooking An Important Point?2019-08-26T09:13:43-05:00

College Cost Data 2019-2020 is now available on PayForED!

PayForED has its own proprietary college database that is updated multiple times throughout the year.  As part of our company mission, we strive to provide the best college cost data on a timely basis.  Our College Cost Analyzer and In-College Payer systems were updated on August 1st and the new cost for 2019-20 school year [...]

College Cost Data 2019-2020 is now available on PayForED!2019-08-24T09:05:15-05:00

10 Reasons to fill out the FAFSA

As the college application and financial season approaches, more families are concerned about how they will pay for their child’s education.  Most parents do not realize that if they fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA it could help their child’s admission chances.  Most colleges have a process called enrollment management.  [...]

10 Reasons to fill out the FAFSA2019-09-27T08:58:32-05:00

Paying for College: Parent Plus or Private Student Loans

With the first payment of the tuition bill coming due, many parents are trying to decide on the best way to fund their child’s education.  Families are faced with the decision whether to use a Direct Federal Parent PLUS loan or a Private Student Loan?   Before making this decision, the co-signer and borrower should understand [...]

Paying for College: Parent Plus or Private Student Loans2019-08-26T12:12:36-05:00

PayForED Top 10 College Affordability List Building Factors

College Affordability has become a vital piece of the college decision for many families.  Finding the right fit college that incorporates all the college-bound student’s key items within an affordable price tag can be a daunting task. With U.S. student loan debt over $1.52 trillion dollars, families continue to face a future of rising college [...]

PayForED Top 10 College Affordability List Building Factors2019-08-26T09:26:03-05:00

PayForED College Data Will Be Updated on 8/1

At PayForEd, we take great pride in our Proprietary College Cost Database.  We developed this database process to improve the accuracy and timing of the information for our clients.  Many other systems purchase their data from a third party or depend on the government’s IPEDS database.  These numbers are self-reported and often not available until [...]

PayForED College Data Will Be Updated on 8/12019-07-28T11:41:29-05:00