The financial aid office is out to get you!
At least that’s what the media would sometimes have us believe. The FAFSA is frequently portrayed as an impossibly frightening form, student loan debt a ticking time bomb, and the financial aid process (at best) arbitrary and (at worst) nefarious. With such portrayals in the news, it’s no wonder that future college students and their parents often feel discouraged. I fear that families reading a recent article on the website Vox, entitled “Six things colleges don’t want you to know about financial aid,” may have felt similarly dismayed.
Rather than put families off of the college admissions and financial aid processes, we at College Coach want to encourage families to take control of their application process and use the insider information we provide to their advantage. With that in mind, let’s take a look at those “Six things colleges don’t want you to know about financial aid,” and see how you can best use this information.