What Is a Tuition Discount?

By Mario Carannante / May 5, 2021

What is a Tuition Discount? A tuition discount is an all-encompassing term that refers to any gift aid that the college offers to reduce your tuition cost. Most people use tuition discounts to describe automatic merit aid awarded by colleges. The money may actually appear on the award letter as a tuition discount, entrance award,…

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The Ins and Outs of Your Financial Aid Award Letter

By Mario Carannante / March 23, 2021

  Colleges are now mailing financial aid award letters to millions of college-bound students, and these students need to make their enrollment decisions by the May 1st deadline. Many students will have multiple offers, and families will need to decide which award offer is best. Here are a few things to watch out for when…

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8 Tips for Writing a Successful Financial Aid Appeal Letter

By Mario Carannante / May 6, 2020

Never Settle for Less than You Deserve Many parents look at the financial aid letter as the final say in what their child receives to help fund the cost of college. Few realize that if the financial aid package offered in the award letter isn’t everything you hoped for, you can appeal it. There is…

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