The Paying for College blog provides objective and independent information for our readers. It covers all of the college funding topics, from paying for college through student loan repayment.The goal of blog is to bring the personal financial expertise to the college decision.  Many families focus only on the financial aid process.  To lower your cost of education you need to bring together the financial aid process, college saving plans, educational tax strategies and various financing options.

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EFC PLUS Software

College Affordability LLC has a college financial planning software called EFC PLUS.  EFC PLUS software solution is an innovative web-based product that helps to simplify the college financial process for families.  Families are able to get detailed college funding and student loan solutions customized by inputting their own financial numbers. The EFC PLUS software advantages…


Expected Family Contribution

Your family’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is the starting point for creating your college funding strategy.  As parent’s search for ways to lower their educational costs, understanding the details of the expected family contribution calculation is very important.    The biggest misconception is that the EFC is only one number.   In reality, the calculation of your…


Fred Amrein Attends PACAC Enrollment Management Conference

During the weekend of June 21 & 22, Fred Amrein attended the PACAC Enrollment Management Conference.  College Enrollment Management is the function that brings the college admission process and financial aid together.  This function has been evolving over the past few decades and is now the way most college operates.  Having a better understanding of…