Links Worth Sharing: 4 Tips for Negotiating a Better Financial Aid Package


Sticker Shock! I hear it every day. My husband and I are living it with two kids in college, every day. And if you have a senior and are comparing offers it may be worth your while to ask the question. There are absolutely no guarantees, however, if you don't ask the question the answer is a resounding, "NO!"









  1. Don't Storm the Financial Aid Office (These are some of the hardest working folks on campus, so be nice. They get it.)
  2. For More Need-Based Aid, Be Specific — and Have Back Up (Be ready with facts and figures and save your emotional panic for a night out with friends.)
  3. For Larger Merit Awards, Use Your Leverage (Be honest about other offers from comparable institutions.)
  4. Don't Ask for the Moon (It doesn't work.)
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