Figuring Out Your Financial Aid Award and What You Can Do About It

Figuring Out Your Financial Aid Award and What You Can Do About It

As more and more families receive their financial aid awards, they need to start comparing what different colleges are offering.  Two or three financial aid awards might look quite similar, but actually be very different.  Considering the cost of each college is a good place to begin.  Next, you should see what the awards consist of:  Scholarships, work-study, loans, etc.  Obviously you want to look at the award that will incur the least amount of debt.  If your child is set on a particular college but the financial aid award is not as good as another school, check this website out for how to appeal to a college to get more money.  http://www.thecollegesolution.com/an-inside-look-at-financial-aid-appeals

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