What is the highest EFC score?

999,999

Does tops pay full tuition?

TOPS pays for full time tuition but does not cover fees. Here are just a few reminders to help you stay eligible for your TOPS award. You are allowed up to 6 consecutive semesters of TOPS Tech and for TOPS Opportunity, 8 consecutive semesters.

What is the lowest EFC for financial aid?

$0

When should seniors apply for scholarships?

Some deadlines are as early as a year before college starts, so if you’re in high school now, you should be researching and applying for scholarships during the summer between your junior and senior years. But if you’ve missed that window, don’t give up!

What EFC is too high for aid?

If you have AGI of about $90,000 or higher, the EFC formula requires you to contribute 47% of your net income. One silver lining of the sky-rocketing costs of education are that as cost of attendance increases, families with a higher EFC can still qualify for aid.

Can you apply for scholarships as a senior?

Many college scholarships for high school seniors are usually based on financial need or merit. As long as you meet eligibility, you may apply. These criteria may include being a U.S. citizen, permanent resident and planning to attend an accredited four year college in the United States.

What do you need in order to get a scholarship?

There are many scholarships with academic requirements. This means that GPA and/or test scores are the main requirement to win the scholarship. While a majority of academic scholarships require students to hold a high GPA, there are a few scholarships that award students for less-than-stellar academic performance.

How much income is too much for college financial aid?

For any amount above your income protection allowance, roughly every $10,000 in extra income lowers your financial aid qualification by another $3,000. Once the income is above $100K roughly 1/5th to 1/4th of income will be counted towards your EFC.

What is an average EFC score?

The overall average EFC is about $10,000, with an average of about $6,000 for students at community colleges and $14,000 at 4-year colleges. Slightly more than half of students have an EFC of $2,500 or less. Slightly more than 10% have an EFC greater than $25,000.

What is the merit scholarships for high school seniors?

Here are 10 merit scholarships you should apply for now.

  • National National Eagle Scout Association STEM Scholarship.
  • American University National Achievement and National Merit Scholarship.
  • AXA Achievement Scholarship.
  • UNCF STEM Scholarship.
  • CIRI Special Excellence Award.
  • Coca Cola Scholarship Program.

What does an EFC of 5000 mean?

Ultimately, your EFC helps the federal government and your school decide how much need-based federal aid you can receive. Your need-based aid allotment can’t exceed your cost of attendance. If your COA is $10,000, for example, and your EFC is $5,000, you can’t receive more than $5,000 in need-based aid.