Client Data
Student Name
SFC Advisor Name
Parent Email 
EFC From FAFSA
If you do not know your EFC, enter "Don't Know"
Proceed to Instructions Tab  
How to Use This Award Comparison Tool
1. Gather cost information for each school. Do Not Guess!  Be accurate.   Sources for this information are:
Award letter
Supplemental information sent with award letter
School publications
School website
2. Enter the school names at the top of the worksheet.  You can enter up to 4 schools on each worksheet.
3. Cost of Attendance
Enter tuition, fees, room and board for each school for the academic year into the billed cost section.
  Enter your estimates of other academic year costs for each school.  For transportation, calculate the cost of a round trip from home to campus and multiply by the number of round trips expected.  Consult the school's academic calendar for the number of breaks during the year.
4. Award Package
Enter your financial aid from your award letter in the applicable category (grants/scholarships, work or loan).
Do not enter Federal PLUS Loan or "Estimated" Federal PLUS Loan in the Student Loan section.  Federal PLUS Loans are parent loans.
  If you've won private scholarships, have you notified the school?  Do you know how or if your school award will change?  Make sure that's reflected on the worksheet.
5. Compare your awards
Compare the percent of total costs covered by grants/scholarships, work, loan and family for each school.
How much will you need to borrow in student loans?  
If work-study is included in your award package, how many hours will you need to work to earn the awarded amount?  Is that realistic?
If not, revise the work-study award amount in your package to reflect the amount you expect to be able to earn.
Compare how much of your expected billed costs will be  covered by financial aid  and how much you will need to pay the school.
All things considered, what is the best possbile decision for you?
6. Submit
      When finished, click Submit on the Colleges Tab.  Your adviser will get a copy and you will get a copy.
Understanding Your Financial Aid Package & Net Cost
Enter names of colleges on this line ----------->
Direct Costs - From School Information
Tuition
Required Fees
Possible Other Fees:
Lab Fees
Clinical Course Fees
Athletics
Health Insurance
Other
Room
On-Campus Meal Plan
Total Direct Costs
Indirect Cost Estimates        
Books
Supplies
Personal
Total Indirect Costs
         
TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE
         
Financial Package
Grants and Scholarships (Gift Aid)
Federal Pell Grant and/or SEOG
State Grant
Institutional Grant (Need-Based)
Institutional Scholarship (Merit Based)
Outside Grant/Scholarship
Outside Grant/Scholarship
Outside Grant/Scholarship
Total Grants and Scholarships
Work-Study (Self-Help)        
Federal Work-Study
Institutional Work-Study
Total Work
Student Loans (Self-Help)        
Federal Stafford/Subsidized Stafford Loan
Federal Stafford/Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
Federal Perkins Loan
Institutional Loan
Other Loan (not parent PLUS Loan)
Total Student Loans
   TOTAL AID
   Net Cost (COA - Gift Aid)
   Out of pocket cost (COA-Gift Aid-St Loans)
         
Summary Statistics
Package Summary
Total Gift Aid
Total Work-Study
Total Student Loans
Typle of Aid as % of Aid Package        
Percent Gift Aid
Percent Work Study
Percent Student Loans
Aid Available for Direct Cost        
Total Direct Cost
Minus Gift Aid
Minus Student Loans
Balance Due For This College*
       *You will still need to pay for the indirect costs using student income from summer job, college work study, graduation gifts, etc.  
Enter Comments or Questions Below
Understanding Your Financial Aid Package & Net Cost
Enter names of colleges on this line ----------->
Direct Costs - From School Information
Tuition
Required Fees
Possible Other Fees:
Lab Fees
Clinical Course Fees
Athletics
Health Insurance
Other
Room
On-Campus Meal Plan
Total Direct Costs
Indirect Cost Estimates        
Books
Supplies
Personal
Total Indirect Costs
         
TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE
         
Financial Package
Grants and Scholarships (Gift Aid)
Federal Pell Grant and/or SEOG
State Grant
Institutional Grant (Need-Based)
Institutional Scholarship (Merit Based)
Outside Grant/Scholarship
Outside Grant/Scholarship
Outside Grant/Scholarship
Total Grants and Scholarships
Work-Study (Self-Help)        
Federal Work-Study
Institutional Work-Study
Total Work
Student Loans (Self-Help)        
Federal Stafford/Subsidized Stafford Loan
Federal Stafford/Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
Federal Perkins Loan
Institutional Loan
Other Loan (not parent PLUS Loan)
Total Student Loans
   TOTAL AID
   Net Cost (COA - Gift Aid)
   Out of pocket cost (COA-Gift Aid-St Loans)
         
Summary Statistics
Package Summary
Total Gift Aid
Total Work-Study
Total Student Loans
Typle of Aid as % of Aid Package        
Percent Gift Aid
Percent Work Study
Percent Student Loans
Aid Available for Direct Cost        
Total Direct Cost
Minus Gift Aid
Minus Student Loans
Balance Due For This College*
       *You will still need to pay for the indirect costs using student income from summer job, college work study, graduation gifts, etc.  
Enter Comments or Questions Below