College Planning

Negotiating Aid for College

Concerned about paying for your child’s college tuition? You may get more aid simply by asking. CNBC has the latest:

As high school graduation festivities come to an end, a new milestone is ahead for families of first-year college students — making the first tuition payment.

Invoices for the fall semester are often sent out at the beginning of July and payments are typically due the first week of August. Yet some families still may worry they won’t have the money to cover it.

It may not be too late in the game to ask the school for more money, experts say, depending on your circumstances. 

As colleges and universities aim to boost enrollments, there may be opportunities for incoming students to negotiate for more financial aid.

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