Professor A's Financial Aid Guidance

Who is Professor A?

1) Should I borrow for college?
Answer
If financial needs are not settled before HS graduation,
college should be treated like any financial investment.
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2) How do I Maximizing financial aid?
Answer
High
desirable characteristic generates the most aid.
Colleges compete for students and award financial aid for being above average in standardized tests scores,  community participation,  existing college savings, and high skills in arts and sport.
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Answer 2
Communicate with school admission and financial aid offices.
 

Answer 3
Dropping most competitive school to increase aid.

3) Paying to maximize financial aid
Answer

Probably not. College admission and financial aid departments are paid to do this for you though they will be quick to recommend student and family loans..
 

4) Incorrect forms results in less aid?
Answer
No, not a good idea.

Someone will call or send forms back with a correction note.

5) Help follow the money?
Answer
Money located in State loans,
Pell grants, and many other organizations.
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