3 years ago
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College Board NPC Siblings Question: Include Self or Not

I thought I always understood this but now having doubts.

When you use an npc hosted by college board, as many colleges do, there is the question of number of siblings in household.

I always thought this was a birds eye view, so I answer 2, for me and my twin.

Number of siblings in college-- this is more ambiguous but following from the first answer in birds eye view, I always answer 2, check in college, age 17, because that's how old we are now and we will both be in college next year.

Is this right?

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[🎤 AUTHOR]@RoboT3 years ago [edited]

Can anyone verify what is the correct answer specifically to College Board-run NPC calculators and the wording of the sibling question? Most non-College Board NPCs specify to include yourself in the calculation. A rare few specify not to. But both specify and are explicit. Only the College Board NPCs do not specify and have this ambiguous wording, which is so reminiscent of AP exam questions, come to think of it.

[🎤 AUTHOR]@RoboT3 years ago

Where did I say I thought all NPCs are supposed to have the same inputs? Didn't I say they are all different? Your reaction makes no sense.

[🎤 AUTHOR]@RoboT3 years ago

I just formulated a simple question about one item in one type of NPC. wierd.

[🎤 AUTHOR]@RoboT3 years ago

Also don't get all this extra splaining about NPCs. I don't see what it all has to do with the very small, specific question I asked.

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3 years ago

When using the Net Price Calculator, you do not include yourself in the siblings questions. If you have a twin, then you have 1 sibling, not 2 siblings. If you are an only child, you have Zero (0) siblings.

I hope that clarifies things.

The more siblings you have the lower the expected price your parents have to pay. So unfortunately lowering this number from 2 to 1 will make attending any school more, however it will more accurate to the net price your parents have to pay.

Good luck.

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