Finding the Right School for the Right Price & Financial Aid Appeals
It’s April! Congratulations to all our seniors! College acceptances and financial aid offers have finally arrived. YOU get to choose your best academic, social, and financial fit college.
If your student’s best-fit college did not award them as much financial aid as you had expected or hoped for, it’s often worth a shot to appeal your offer. The worst that can happen is the college financial aid administrator says “no.” To increase the chance of a successful financial aid appeal, it is important to understand how the appeals process works. Here are a few tips to help you through the appeal process.
Planning for college is overwhelming for both students and parents. “Be smarter about slaying the college planning dragon!” is financial planner Beth Walker’s advice to smart parents who want to preserve their wealth, limit college debt, or both. She joins another college planning expert, Lisa Marker Robbins, on Lisa’s Flourish Coaching podcast to speak about the critical components required to help your student get what they need academically, socially, and emotionally. Beth says, “even smart families with the means to pay for college can always do better.”
If you are looking for coaching on how to navigate the financial aid and appeal process, give us a call, sign up for a complimentary college funding consultation or register for an educational webinar today!
How to Appeal Your Financial Aid Package
College is one of the most financially stressful stepping stones for young adults in the United States.
A four-year degree at a public college can cost an average of nearly $38,000 for in-state students and nearly $96,000 for out-of-state students, according to the College Board. Most students pay less than the sticker price, but the costs usually remain quite steep.
Most schools offer financial aid awards to students to help them afford attendance—but sometimes, it still isn’t enough.
One lesser-known secret of higher education is that you can negotiate financial aid packages. That means even after receiving an offer from a school, you can usually ask for more aid…..
How Smart Parents Find the Right School for the Right Price
“Be smarter about slaying the college planning dragon!” is financial planner, Beth Walker’s advice to smart parents who want to preserve their wealth, limit college debt, or both. She joins the podcast to speak about the critical components required to begin college planning to help your student get what they need academically, socially, and emotionally. She says, “even smart families with the means to pay for college can always do better.”
Beth’s approach is with the mind of a financial planner but the heart of a parent. Her unconventional message…
Academic scholarships are the most common form the aid is awarded as. They take into account your child’s grades, standardized test scores like the SAT and ACT, and class rank to award your student money.
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