With Kristen Power, Northeast Regional Director, SSS By NAIS
What it means to be a "financial aid family" has shifted greatly in the past decade. Not only have the recession and the post-recession economy created an increased demand for financial aid from higher income families, the pressures of tuition increasing faster than incomes across nearly all income levels have impacted who is willing to ask for and who qualifies for financial aid. Schools are seeing an increasing likelihood for parents to appeal the award, bargain for a better offer, negotiate for merit aid, submit more complicated tax documents, and more. Discover how to shape or reshape your policies, budgets, and communications to meet the needs of today's "financial aid family."