In this example, this family is eligible for up to $65,000 in financial aid. Not all schools will give the family $65,000, but many colleges can and will.
There is an easy way to estimate what you will receive in financial aid from colleges. Simply search the name of all the colleges your child is considering along with “Net Price Calculator.” For example:
“UCLA Net Price Calculator”
“Claremont McKenna College Net Price Calculator”
“Occidental College Net Price Calculator”