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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.
1. Negotiating & Appealing Financial Aid Offers
College financial aid packages are not final. Often, financial aid offers can be negotiated or appealed. This lesson discusses the possible reasons for negotiating or appealing a financial aid package, including how to properly appeal.
2. Making Your College Decision: An Investment in Your Future
Your college education is more than just four years of your life; it's an investment in your future. Make sure you've got the information you need to make the best decision for you.
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