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March 12, 2012
An End to Bad Financial Aid Award Letters
Last week I wrote two college blog posts that included examples of confusing financial aid letters. If you missed them, here they are: Are These Financial Aid Letters Misleading? What’s Missing From This Financial Aid Letter? I received a couple of notes from independent college counselors saying that they were going to use the awards that I highlighted as templates...
November 9, 2011
Confusing Financial Aid Awards: Where’s the Money?
One of the frustrations of applying to college is the confusing nature of many financial aid awards. Even when a teenager has received a puny financial aid award, schools don’t necessarily want families to know this. Some parents will look at a misleading financial aid award and think their child has won scholarships to cover much of the cost of...