Help ... Our EFC is Way Too High!

Question: I receive disability payments but the online EFC calculator tells me that our family 's Expected Contribution is $33,000. This is impossible for us as I have no extra money after paying my bills and no savings. Can speaking to the financial aid office help? My daughter has all A's and good sat scores along with great extracurriculars.

An EFC of $33,000 sounds awfully high for a parent on disability unless there is a second parent with a greater income or your daughter has her own income or assets. I wonder if you made a mistake when you tried the calculator.

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