Step One

Review Your Financial Aid or Merit Scholarship Awards

Deciphering financial aid and merit scholarship award letters isn’t always an easy task. Being able to suss out the hard-core information takes a discerning eye.

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Our Full-Tuition Scholarship Journey

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Engineering Colleges: My Son’s Admissions Journey

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Choosing a College: Henry’s Story

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How to Get Into College

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Step Two

Appeal Financial Aid or Merit Scholarships

Once you have a financial offer in hand, determine whether you’ll need more aid/scholarships. If so, devise an approach to successfully appeal the offer.

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How to Make Affordable Colleges Even More Affordable

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Sample Financial Aid Appeal Letters

If you’ve determined that you have good cause to appeal your financial aid award, and as a result, have made

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