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Calculate Your Student Aid Index (SAI) 

Calculate Your Student Aid Index (SAI) 

  • Formerly known as Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
  • Analyze your current assets and how they affect your financial aid.
  • Project your out-of-pocket costs for college based on your current financial picture and college savings plan.
  • Educate and identify ways to reduce your families SAI.

Contact us if you would like to have your SAI calculated. 

Review Grants & Scholarships 

Review Grants & Scholarships 

Review the various opportunities for financial aid including grants and scholarships. We'll educate you on which types of financial aid need to be repaid. Learn the impact that grants and scholarship can have on your financial aid package; negatively and positively. Our goal is to help you avoid common mistakes that can impact the overall benefits of financial aid. Avoid the financial aid trap.


SAGE Tuition Rewards Program

SAGE Tuition Rewards Program

Cut Cost 4 College is partnered with the SAGE Tuition Rewards Program. SAGE Tuition Reward Points represent guaranteed minimum scholarships - discounts on undergraduate tuition. Clients of a partnered financial professional have the ability to earn Tuition Reward Points that can be used to provide tuition reduction with participating schools. We will register you with the program, review how to enroll your student/s in this opportunity and identify ways to maximize your rewards. 

Review Various Loan Options

Review Various Loan Options

The Cut Cost 4 College team will help identify the various types of loans that families can utilize to help pay for college. We will provide insight pertaining to interest rates, how to qualify, grace periods and deferment options. The team will also identify the most cost effective plan on how to repay these college loans and avoid unnecessary debt accumulation.

Run College Comparisons

Run College Comparisons

Cut Cost 4 College utilizes a sophisticated platform that provides side by side comparisons, for families, of their schools of choice. We can compare cost of attendance, admission requirements, scholarship opportunities, graduation rate and average salary outcomes based on major. Work with our team to help identify which school/s would be best suited for your family and student.

Review Your Financial Aid Reward Package

Review Your Financial Aid Reward Package

The Cut Cost 4 College team can also review your financial aid reward package to evaluate if an appeal is warranted. The team can explore and identify data that may demonstrate that your student’s reward is underfunded and potentially eligible for an appeal process. If deemed necessary, the family can choose to appeal.

BIG Picture - 30,000 foot view!

BIG Picture - 30,000 foot view!

Provide an overview of the BIG picture. We'll identify the impact your college funding strategy has on your overall financial picture. College planning can often have a major impact on the long-term financial picture for families ... said simply, it can crush retirements and lead to massive debt that takes years to repay.  College planning is a decision that should be strategically evaluated. 

Our team wants to help walk you through the college funding process to identify ways to protect your retirement, avoid massive debt and reduce your out-of-pocket cost for school.

Let us help take the stress and confusion out of this important yet overwhelming process for you and your family.

"Avoid Overpaying For College" Webinars

We offer educational webinars in efforts to empower families with key strategies to avoid overpaying for college.  

Register below for our upcoming webinar.

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