I was accepted into the NU.in program at Northeastern, and despite acceptance into this program being unexpected, I would still love to go to Northeastern. The problem is that I only received 18,000 in aid, with a measly 5,400 dollars in a grant per semester and the usual federal loans and grants. There is absolutely no way that I could afford to go to Northeastern. My mother is currently unemployed (although searching her face off everyday in front of a computer screen), is a single mother, supports two children, pays for my HS education, and only has about 10,000 in savings. I don't mean to make this sound like a sob story. I just want you to understand how shocking the poor financial aid was when you take these (probably not infrequent) circumstances in to account.
I've done some research and while the likelihood of getting any sort of addition money in form of grants or scholarships is small, I really see myself at Northeastern for five years. Because of this, I will fight as much as I can to try to get additional aid.
That being said, if any of you or your children have appealed a financial aid decision, how did you write it? How did you send it in? What did you include in the appeal? Would it be best to write it under the supervision of a very knowledgeable guidance counselor? Or would it perhaps be possible to meet with my allotted Financial Aid Counselor from NEU?
Thank you to anyone who can answer any of these questions, as many of them as they are. I hope others can get help from my thread as well!