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VIDEO: Understanding your financial aid award letter

Feb 13, 2019

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.

While everyone loves holiday presents, one great gift parents can pass to their children is a discussion about money and making a budget. Ok, it’s not the most exciting topic, but it is one that high school and college students need to think about.  For the pre-high school crowd, a basic understanding of saving and spending goes a long way to setting them on a course for success in the years to come.