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Asking For More Financial Aid? Make Sure You Are First In Line

Financial aid packages are being received across the nation by millions of college bound students. Some of these recipients are enthusiastically elated to see the figures encapsulated in their financial aid award and others may be a little bit depressed and start looking at more financially conducive options. Before you sidestep your first choice school for a cheaper option, you may want to drop a call, email, and letter to the financial aid office to inquire about your chances for more money to offset your tuition expense.

Reports from across the nation are indicating that the financial aid demand from families is reaching record levels:

So, the most important thing you can do is make your case be the most compelling of all and be sure to get your appeal out there early because an onslaught of others are sure to follow. The worst that can happen is the Financial Aid Office will say “no” but lets stay optimistic and hope that they follow-up to your inquiry with some additional assistance.

I recently did an interview with a leading financial aid guru. You should definitely check out the article to gain some insight for the best way to approach a financial aid office. Also, if you are on the fence about negotiating your financial aid package, read this article to help you decide if it is the right approach for your situation.

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