Accepted! But how do you pay for it?
The only thing louder than the cheers from college acceptance letters are the hisses from students who didn't get enough financial aid. Don't worry -- the game's not over yet.
Even if your college has already sent out award letters, there are special circumstances where it will sweeten a financial aid package at the last minute. Although it may take some extra paperwork and a few trips to your school's financial aid office, it might mean the difference between needing to take out a private student loan or not going to your choice college at all.
Here are some of the times the financial aid office can adjust your package for the better.