Ask the Expert: Financial Aid Appeals

Ask the Expert: Financial Aid Appeals

Q.Our family’s financial situation has changed since we completed the financial aid applications. Can we appeal our financial aid award?   A.If affordability is a concern, especially at the student’s top choice college, please contact the financial...
Ask the Expert: The Award Letter

Ask the Expert: The Award Letter

Q.The award letter is for next year only. Can we expect the same amount of financial aid every year?   A. Because a family’s financial circumstances can change, you are required to apply for financial aid each year and the college will reevaluate the student’s...
Calculating Financial Aid Eligibility

Calculating Financial Aid Eligibility

Eligibility can vary significantly from one college to the next simply because of the COA. At College A, the student can receive up to $40,000 in financial aid, but is only eligible for up to $10,000 at College B. Colleges determine eligibility for need-based...
Top 5 FAFSA Tips

Top 5 FAFSA Tips

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is required by all colleges, and in some cases, it’s the only application needed to award financial aid from all sources. The FAFSA can be completed online at FAFSA.gov as early as October 1st to apply for the...