1) Should I borrow for
If financial needs are not
settled before HS graduation,
college should be treated
like any financial investment.
Effects of Education on Income
How do I Maximizing financial aid?
desirable characteristic generates the most aid.
Colleges compete for
and award financial aid for being above average in standardized tests
scores, community participation, existing college savings, and high
skills in arts and sport.
search from College Board is the best place to begin.
Communicate with school admission and
financial aid offices.
Dropping most competitive school to increase aid.
3) Paying to
maximize financial aid
Probably not. College admission and financial aid departments are
to do this for you though they will be quick to recommend
student and family loans..
forms results in less aid?
No, not a good idea.
Someone will call
or send forms back with a correction note.
Help follow the money?
Money located in State loans,
grants, and many other organizations.
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