April 22nd #askfriday

It’s that time of year! Congratulations to all our UCEazy students who just accepted their college offers and will be starting their college journey in the fall. During this exciting time, our counselors were asked many questions about financial aid packages and how to ask the schools to accommodate the family’s financial situation. This past week, one of our Twitter followers asked us this question:

“Hi UCEazy! I was just accepted into my dream college but before I accept my college offer, I wanted to make sure that I would be able to afford my college. What resources are there to look for college grants/scholarships and to compare different financial aid packages from the colleges I’ve been accepted to? Thanks!”

This is a great question that our college counselors get all the time. Luckily, our college admissions experts are experienced with guiding students through the confusing world of financial aid. We encourage you to schedule a time with one of our amazing college guidance counselors by visiting union.uceazy.com. Once on the site, select our Financial Aid consulting service. As a part of this service, our experts can help you with the following:

  • Review of family’s financial needs and resources to pay for college
  • Assessment of student’s academic profile (grades, standardized test results, possible majors, and college list)
  • Analysis of student’s need-based, merit-aid, scholarship and college aid eligibility
  • Analysis of Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Discussion of financial aid strategies, options, timeline and forms (FAFSA and CSS/Profile)
  • Support for identifying valid sources and timelines for investigating merit based and other scholarships
  • Detailed explanation of financial aid awards
  • Help with making final choice after decision letters are received