APPEALING THE AWARD LETTER: HOW TO ASK THE COLLEGE FOR MORE MONEY

APPEALING THE AWARD LETTER: HOW TO ASK THE COLLEGE FOR MORE MONEY

THE APPEAL PROCESS Each spring colleges attempt to entice students to their university with award letters to reduce the end cost. These award letters will show up in the families email, or mailbox between March 1 st and April 15th, depending on the college. When a college's award letter does not meet the student's financial needs, either in the total amount or type of aid, the student can appeal the award to the college. Most colleges have an appeal process that allows students to request a re....

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DESPITE HIGH COSTS, NEW POLL SHOWS MOST YOUNG ADULTS THINK A FOUR-YEAR DEGREE IS WORTH IT

DESPITE HIGH COSTS, NEW POLL SHOWS MOST YOUNG ADULTS THINK A FOUR-YEAR DEGREE IS WORTH IT

Those most likely to suffer the burden of college debt believe it’s usually worth the investment. The Hechinger Report conducted a survey in collaboration with the APM Research Lab and APM Reports’ Educate team. To view the full results of the survey, visit APM Research Lab. With the cost of college steadily rising, and student debt continuing to overwhelm millions of borrowers, it would make sense if young adults questioned the value of a bachelor’s degree. But more than half of t....

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THE "COLLEGE" STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

THE "COLLEGE" STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

Today "college" is a game. College is a bigger game than the Super Bowl. College is a money game. If you don't know how to play the game, you lose. The colleges know how to play the game - families don’t. Colleges invented the game and the rules, and every year families play along. Every year, students and their parents spend countless hours going through the stressful college admissions process with the hope of getting into top colleges. Many families worry more about taking the SAT to get ....

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COLLEGE SPENDING COMES UNDER CLOSER SCRUTINY

COLLEGE SPENDING COMES UNDER CLOSER SCRUTINY

We know that college costs are increasing, but what’s harder to find out is where the money is going. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni on Wednesday launched a site that makes it easy to track how your hard-earned tuition dollars are spent: HowCollegesSpendMoney.com. It’s geared toward college trustees, lawmakers and policy wonks, who can use the site’s data to lobby for or against government spending for higher education or to compare their institution to others. But parents....

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