CASE STUDY - "I MAKE WAY TOO MUCH INCOME. THERE IS NO WAY I AM GETTING ANY MONEY FOR COLLEGE."

The Charleston Family

We met the Charleston Family in early 2016 and the parents were doubtful that any financial aid would come their way. Like many families within their income bracket, they were misguided in their perceptions of college financial aid. We placed Megan though our selection program and they followed our financial aid strategy. The result was a success. The money they saved off of Megan's education can now fully finance Brandon's (their second student) education.

Megan (2017 Grad) - 4.0 GPA / 31 ACT Score

$170,714 - Adjusted Gross Income

$15000 - Savings

Initial EFC 98,604 / Final EFC - $48,087

Results

Loyola Marymount

$56,714  - Cost of Attendance

$22,700 - Grants / Scholarships

$34,014- True Cost

Baylor - Initial

$56,628 - Cost of Attendance

$24,000 - Grants / Scholarships

$32,628  - True Cost

Baylor - After Appeal

$56,628  - Cost of Attendance

$28,000 - Grants / Scholarships

$28,628- True Cost

Clemson

$43,800  - Cost of Attendance

$7500 - Grants and Scholarships

$36,300 - True Cost

University of Alabama

$40,800  - Cost of Attendance

$17,976 - Grants and Scholarships

$22,824- True Cost

 

Charleston College Savings

True cost reflects out-of-pocket cost without student loans.