Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
March 21, 2010
Student Aid: 5 Ways to Negotiate for More Financial Aid
Student aid letters are hitting mailboxes across the country this month. My son has been getting these financial aid letters and so have millions of other families. All this mail inevitably leads to a question that’s on many parents’ minds: If you are distressed with the dollar amount in a student aid letter, is it possible to negotiate for more...
February 23, 2010
Getting an Extra $30,000 Scholarship from Rutgers
I heard today from a dad named John, who got Rutgers to quadruple the academic scholarship that it is offering his daughter. After hearing from John, Rutgers scotched the original $10,000 scholarship and replaced it with a $40,000 college scholarship instead. How did he do it? It was simple. On February 17, John sent an email to Rutger’s undergraduate admissions...