What to do when Financial Aid Doesn't Come through ...


So you did it, finally! You got into your dream school, but then financial aid didn't come through. The way things look now, you're going to be up to your eyeballs in debt by the time you graduate. But don't lose hope yet! There are still tons of options for your life after a financial aid flop.

1. Research

The first step in any sticky situation is to always do your research! Every college is different; they have different reputations for giving out lots of financial aid or being stingy with it, different policies for appealing, and different types of awards, such as work study. Find out more about your school's financial aid office by emailing them, talking to alumni, and reading on their website before you call crying about how your financial aid didn't come through.

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