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Haggling undergrad financial aid

Discussion in 'Financial Aid' started by yodudedudeyo, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. yodudedudeyo

    2+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2008
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    I'm no troll but I haven't had luck finding the answers to my questions with the search function, so I though I'd ask.

    This year, when I filled out my FAFSA, my EFC was $3000 lower than last year's, yet when my financial aid package came in, I was given approx $2000 LESS (I'm talking about loans) and my family definitely made a lot less this past tax year than the previous year.

    So I'm asking all of you fellow undergrads (those of you who worry about money and don't have rich parents) if you've ever haggled with a financial adviser so you could get more funds. By no means am I poor, but I'm not rich and I feel like I need more funds. Is it possible to "haggle" for more funds?
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  3. 167649

    Sep 17, 2007
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    Medical Student
    I wouldn't use the term haggling, but at most schools you can appeal your institutional financial aid award if you feel you deserve more. The process will vary from place to place so your best bet is to check with the financial aid office. You can probably set up a meeting with an aid counselor/manager to discuss your situation.

    And fyi, SDN has a financial aid forum: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/forumdisplay.php?f=30
  4. HumidBeing

    HumidBeing In Memory of Riley Jane
    Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

    Jun 18, 2007
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    Moving your thread to the Financial Aid Forum.

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