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Finding the Right School for the Right Price & Financial Aid Appeals

Hi Friend, 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…

Your Financial Aid Award Letter: How To Decipher Your True Cost of College.

Congratulations, you are finally receiving your college acceptance letters! Getting into college is a huge achievement and a big step into the next chapter of your life. After you enjoy that initial feeling of relief, expect another piece of the puzzle to arrive. Your financial aid award letter.  If you filed the Free Application for…

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You’ve Applied for Financial Aid. Here’s Your Next Steps

Submitting the FAFSA is a big step in the financial aid process. Yet, more often than not, there are additional forms and applications to be completed in order to help your family receive the maximum amount of financial aid. Often we forget about additional forms or supplemental applications, even if we get reminders or email…

How Your House Can Impact Financial Aid

Hi Friend,  August is here! As the leisurely days of summer move into a bustling school year, we want to help make sure you and your student(s) are on an affordable college-bound path.  Is your student about to start their freshman year? Their first year of college is filled with new experiences that are both…

How Colleges Assess Home Equity for Financial Aid

Guest blogger Lynn O’Shaughnessy is the owner/CEO of The College Solution How colleges assess home equity for financial aid Plenty of parents worry that their home equity might hurt their child’s chances for financial aid. Luckily, at most state and private colleges and universities, the equity in your primary home is a non-issue. That’s because most schools…

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Should You Appeal Your College Financial Aid Award?

You have received financial aid award letters from your colleges, but the award from your first-choice college is less than you had hoped. What can you do? Should you appeal for additional assistance? Maybe your award does not reflect your current financial situation, or a recent scholastic achievement, or perhaps you have a more generous…