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Fund Your Future

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COLLEGE:

COST OF ATTENDANCE

Tuition and fees

Room and board

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Books and supplies

Computer allowance

Other fees

Other costs

Total college costs (A)

GRANT/SCHOLARSHIP AID

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Supplemental Educational

Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

TEACH Grant

Cal Grant

Other grants

Scholarships

Institution-based aid

Middle Class Scholarship

Total grant/scholarship aid (B)

Your net costs (A – B)

LOANS

Federal subsidized Stafford loan

Federal unsubsidized Stafford loan

Federal Perkins loan

Federal PLUS loan

Private loan

Total loan aid (C)

Total financial aid (B + C = D)

Your out-of-pocket costs (A – D)

Work-study or student employment (E)

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Not all colleges participate in all of the financial aid programs listed above.

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If room and board aren’t part of your housing contract, check with the college’s housing office or check the local paper or online for rental costs.

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EVALUATE YOUR FINANCIAL AID OFFERS

A quick way to compare offers and determine your net costs is to subtract all your grant, scholarship and other free

aid from your cost of attendance. Keep in mind that colleges have different ways of awarding financial aid as well as

different costs of attendance.

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