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Using a EFC(expected family contribution)calculator to estimate the cost of our kids' college education, I am a little disappointed that our home equity, and other investments raise our EFC so high.
We have a little family business that is very efficient so that we are able to save and invest in SA stocks. We would like to be more elgible for scholarships. Is there a way not to be so penalized for being so frugal?

Your question is probably more of a question for the "Paying for College" board:

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