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Reason No. 4: Your circumstances have changed

Students who encounter a surprise situation that drastically reduces the amount their family can contribute to college should head to the financial aid office.

"That kind of information should be reported immediately," says Ellis. "(Students should) make sure they document all of those changes in writing."

In cases of family death, divorce, job loss or unexpected medical bills, financial aid officers frequently have the ability to increase a student's aid package at the last minute. To be eligible for extra funding, students must file a professional judgment and provide proof.


 

 

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