However, the confirmation offers estimates for the federal aid you might obtain from your school based on the information you provided on your FAFSA form. To calculate the actual amount of aid you’re eligible for, each school you apply to will send an offer that takes into account other factors, such as the cost of attendance. The estimates don’t account for private scholarships, or state and institutional financial assistance you may also be eligible for. How school(s) calculate your aid.
You can get an idea of how much aid you might get from a specific school at CollegeScorecard.ed.gov.
Your school determines your aid by using the cost of attendance and your family income.
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