Ch 4: Financial Aid Awards Packages

About This Chapter

Find out how to select the appropriate financial aid award package. Through short video lessons, you can receive advice from experienced professionals so that you are informed when deciding which package is the best option for you.

Financial Aid Awards Packages: Chapter Summary

The job of sorting through financial aid awards can be overwhelming. This chapter offers suggestions on how to evaluate and differentiate between the types of financial aid, as well as how to view the entire college experience as a positive investment. This chapter includes:

Steps to reviewing financial aid offers

The type of financial aid package chosen will depend on several factors, such as the final cost of going to the college and the type of award. Students viewing this lesson will see examples of award letters and receive guidance in determining which offer is best for them.

Ways to negotiate financial aid offers

Did you know that you can ask questions before accepting a financial aid offer? This lesson addresses topics like the appeal process and ways to handle better financial offers presented by other schools. Let counselors help you draft a professional appeal or renegotiation letter

Understanding the investment of attending college

Are you unsure if college the right place for you? Guidance counselors are available to assist you through the entire college decision process. Further, you'll learn ways to avoid defaulting on your loan and comprehend why attending college is an investment in your future.

Tips for reapplying for financial aid

There are a number of factors that students should be aware of before reapplying for financial aid. Our informative lesson summarizes important items, such as having good credit and meeting the minimum credit hours, in order to qualify for financial aid again.

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Other Chapters

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