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Case Studies

This page contains downloadable case studies, as well as before and after comparisons for review.


1.  Actual Award Letters from various institutions that have been offered to our clients.  Award Letters outline the funding sources, along with the amount and type of funding being offered.  Case Studies may include several award options for the same student and appeal results.

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Important Note – Some examples show before and after funding offers.  This increase in funding comes after College Funding Solutions, Inc. determined an "appeal" of the original funding offer was necessary by comparing the funding being offered to past awards.  We then devised and employed an appeal strategy for the student and family.


2.  Examples of before and after Student Aid Reports.

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SAR 5 SAR 6 SAR 7 SAR 8

A Student Aid Report (SAR) contains the results of the required Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Included on the SAR is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is not the amount that the family is expected to "contribute" each year, but rather an "index" colleges use in a bigger formula to determine the students overall funding eligibility.  Most often, the lower the EFC, the more funding the student is eligible to receive.

Important Note – Please be advised that these examples are from those who have attempted to file the FAFSA themselves, and then turned to College Funding Solutions, Inc. for assistance.  We most often DO NOT enroll a student in our program after the FAFSA filing window opens; however, there have been a few cases where another student in the family was enrolled as the "base student" and the second student was added.


There are several factors such as family participation; the student’s academic and extracurricular achievements; and the student’s higher educational goals, for example, that will obviously produce a variance in results from student to student.