The cost of college depends on two things -- the school's "sticker price" and how much of it will be offset by financial aid. With the Financial Aid Tracker, you can see actual financial aid awards that students similar to you received. Will you get merit aid? See how your GPA and test scores stack up against students who did. What about need-based aid like grants and loans? You can see how much students with EFCs like yours received. Add your own profile and compare yourself at any school.
Why do students receive different financial aid awards? It's not always easy to tell, but Tracker Profiles help you see what might have factored into those decisions. In addition to financial aid details, each profile also contains information about the student's college choices, academic qualifications, extracurriculars, admissions decisions, and more. Tracker Profiles are anonymous, so you won't know whose profile you're viewing (and no one else will know they're viewing yours).
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COLLEGEdata Dollars (CD$) are points you earn by completing certain COLLEGEdata activities. The maximum number of CD$ you can redeem is 5000. Once you have earned at least 2500 CD$, you can redeem them for $25, which will be provided to you on a Loyalty Card, and once you earn another 2500 CD$, you can redeem those CD$ for a second $25, which will also be provided to you on a Loyalty Card.
Complete certain COLLEGEdata activities (for example, signing up, starting your Admissions Profile, searching for colleges, calculating your chances for admission, searching for scholarships, updating your Profile with your admission decisions). Each activity is worth a specific amount of points (CD$). You can redeem the points you earn for U.S. Dollars that will be issued to you in the form of a 1st Financial Bank USA Loyalty Mastercard®.
You can earn CD$ by completing certain COLLEGEdata activities. As soon as you sign up and activate your COLLEGEdata account, explore COLLEGEdata and begin completing COLLEGEdata activities to earn points.
Here is a full list of COLLEGEdata activities for which you may earn CD$ and the number of CD$ you can earn by completing each activity.*