A Powerful Suite
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Why Citizen is Smarter


We made FAFSA easier

Our intuitive questionnaire removes the guesswork from FAFSA and walks you through the process in minutes, not hours.

Progress tracker

We made it more useful

We store your information for quicker filing next year.
We also track your progress, and provide tips to make sure you're submitting the right information.

Financial Assistant

We help you find the answers

Our financial assistant tool will ask you simple questions to estimate how much aid you could receive.

Technology That Thinks Outside the Box

We include bonus tools that help you understand the real costs of an education, how much money you can qualify for, and how the information you provide
can affect your financial aid eligibility.

Citizen Mobile

Interactive financial aid tips tailored to you

Our interactive tooltips help you understand the financial aid process so you can make the right decisions and get the most from your financial aid package.

Household calculator

Calculate your household size correctly

Did you know unborn children might be included in household size?
Your household size can influence the amount of aid you are eligible to receive, and we can help you answer these questions accurately.

Financial Graphic

Compare college costs quickly

When you add a school to your list, we’ll calculate the real cost of attendance (tuition, room and board, books, other) for you.

Your estimated EFC


School costs are calculated on the fly

We estimate how much you will be expected to contribute
toward your education in real-time as you complete
your application.

Your estimated financial aid


Understand how much aid you may qualify for

We will help you estimate how much aid you may qualify for
based on your responses and the schools you choose.