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.