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VIDEO: Understanding your financial aid award letter

John Hupalo and Scott Maciag, long-time high school guidance counselor, dissect an actual financial aid award letter to show the free money, earned aid and loans. They offer tips on student loans, discuss net price vs total cost of college and talk about appealing financial aid award letter when the package isn’t enough.

Paying for College: From the Financial Aid Award Letter to Writing the Check

Parents, stay tuned to this content series helping you with key info on college funding to help make affordable choices.

Pass this Important Article About College Data Mining to Your College Bound Children

This week, the Wall Street Journal ran “Colleges Mine Data on Their Applicants,” an insightful and instructive read about the hypercompetitive world of college admissions. Pass it along to your college-bound children ASAP. They need to know this game is on.