Liberty Corner, NJ, July 03, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- StuFund Marketing (StuFund) unveiled its Financial Aid Manager. One feature of this simple, user-friendly application enables a student to obtain an estimate of his/her Expected Family Contribution (EFC) by answering some questions and inputting basic information. The StuFund Financial Aid Manager is available as a desktop application via Adobe Air and as an iPhone app.
“Although there are several tools available to assist parents and students, many families are demanding this information earlier in order to plan for financing their children’s college education” stated Donna Sotolongo, Managing Director of StuFund Marketing. “Many people continue to find applying for financial aid difficult and confusing and are looking for information that is easy to understand and available at their fingertips” she continued.
The StuFund Financial Aid Manager is made up of a number of tools that will help students and their families start planning how they will pay for college. The EFC Calculator is an easy to use tool that provides a close estimate of what a family is expected to contribute, whether they qualify for a Pell Grant, and what the potential gap between financial aid and tuition is for each school. Financial Aid Options explains the difference between both Federal and private student loan programs that are available to fill the gap between the cost of attendance, grants, scholarships, and EFC. The Loan Calculator helps the student figure out what his/her monthly loan payment might be upon repayment. Daily news feeds keep the user up to date on what is happening in higher education as it relates to financial aid. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provide most of the basic information that users need to know when navigating the financial aid process.