An Admitted Student's Prespective
I was just admitted this year and my family could only afford about half the tuition. My initial financial aid offer was not nearly enough, but the Financial Aid office was very helpful. I made an appointment and spoke with them about my family's predicament, and they agreed to completely re evaluate my financial aid award, taking into account new information that wasn't reflection on my FAFSA. I worked with them to more than double my financial aid award and make the college affordable for my family. We live in an area with a high cost of living, so while all federal grants refused me anything due to my family's income, the CMC financial aid office was very understanding.