Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid
    If you are assessing your financial aid package here is a great article to begin understanding what it all means:
    If the aid you have received still doesn't meet your needs for the college you want to attend, it may be worth writing an appeal letter.  Here are a few articles with a step by step guide to a solid appeal letter:
    Navigating the Financial Aid and merit-based aid application process can feel overwhelming but it’s a worthwhile investment of your time. Your student may be eligible for more than you think. Here’s a quick rundown to help better understand the process.

    Sources of Financial Aid:

    • Federal
    • State
    • Colleges & Universities
    • Private Organizations 
    Types of Financial Aid:
    • Grants
    • Scholarships
    • Work-study jobs
    • Loans 

    Financial Aid TIPS:

    • Don’t assume you don’t qualify
    • The application is free - you have nothing to lose
    • The FAFSA is easier than ever with the Data Tool
    • The average time it takes to complete the FAFSA is 30 minutes


    Additional Resources:

    Lynn O’Shaughnessy - The College Solution blog, webinars, Facebook page and articles online.