Attending College Next Year? It’s Time to File Your FAFSA to Find Out About Financial Assistance

"A college degree has never been more expensive. While some schools limited tuition increases during the pandemic, the price tag for a diploma continues to climb at many," Checkbook reports. 

..."If you find a school you like, and the math doesn’t work out right, talk to them about the assistance they’ve offered.

'You can negotiate with aid offices,' said Dana Kelly, a vice president with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

Federal funds should be awarded as available, but “you can absolutely negotiate” scholarship money, Kelly told Checkbook.

'Some schools are going to give you everything that's available, and that's that; there's not going to be anything else they can do,' she said. 'Other schools may have the ability to make some adjustments based on request and or circumstance.'"

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Publication Date: 10/19/2021

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