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Hi Ed1007,

googling "college estimated family contribution" comes up with more than 38 million results. You might want to try a couple different ones to see what they estimate.

In addition to needs based and merit based scholarships available from the the schools your son is interested in... there are many, many other scholarships available. Have your son start investigating these now. Some of them require that he writes an essay, others are even easier.

There are other smaller scholarships from private colleges that also add up. Music (doesn't generally require you to be a music major, just take classes and participate in ensembles), speech & debate, etc.

Your son can also apply to be an RA (sophomore through senior years). If he is accepted, this will generally cover room & board.

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