How do financial aid administrators decide on an aid package?

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How do financial aid administrators decide on an aid package?

Reecy ArestyCollege Admissions/Financial Aid Expert & AuthorPayless For College, Inc.

How do financial aid administrators decide on an aid package?

Some schools meet financial need 100%, others 50%. There are many factors in addition to the EFC, but the initial aid offer is usually substantially LESS than what can be obtained in the appeals/negotiation process. I’ve spent 33 years in financial aid trench warfare and speak from experience.

Reecy ArestyCollege Admissions/Financial Aid Expert & AuthorPayless For College, Inc.

How do financial aid administrators decide on an aid package?

Some schools meet financial need 100%, others 50%. There are many factors, but the initial aid offer is usually substantially LESS that what can be obtained in the appeals/negotiation process. I’ve spent 33 years in financial aid trench warfare and speak from experience.