Financial Aid


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Financial Aid

Loans, grants, and scholarships available to help students pay for education expenses, especially by an educational institution or a government. For example, a university may offer grants and academic scholarships while the government may subsidize low-interest loans so a student can attend the school. Financial aid is designed to make education more affordable, though schools also may use it to attract competitive students.
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Financial aid office teams should understand the type of aid a student has received and what costs the loans are supporting, says Evans.
Do and Should Financial Aid Packages Affect Students' College Choices?
The task of finding a financial aid provider can often be a difficult one.
During the past 20 years, Student Financial Aid Services has helped more than one million students prepare their FAFSAs.
Whether formal or informal, these meetings can be a beneficial way for financial aid administrators to relay information on new federal regulations that could impact other offices' interactions with students.
Research has shown that streamlining the complicated financial aid process improves college access - analysis on a group of 17,000 individuals suggests that those who received assistance with the FAFSA and information about aid are substantially more likely to receive more financial aid.
The increase in financial aid accompanies record growth in freshman enrollment at Eastern.
De La Garza, dean of student services overseeing financial aid at Pierce College, said he's also unconvinced.
They're overloaded and may service up to 400 students," says Yvonne Gittens, associate director of financial aid in student financial services at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.
Considering the complex and often intimidating financial aid process, these numbers are not surprising to us in the least.
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Enrollment was growing by more than 20 percent per year, with the number of financial aid phone calls rising in tandem.

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