- Is it possible/legal for private universities to give less merit aid if they have seen your FAFSA? That’s what I read but it could be about that particular school.
- I applied to many private schools that require CSS. I don’t want to pay $20 or whatever per school, especially since I don’t think I have a huge chance of getting in. What would be the smart (and financially smart) thing to do?
- FAFSA said my family’s contribution is 20k (for example). However the school costs 35k (for example). Wouldn’t I get 15k in aid? Instead I got a small loan.
- Do schools look at the scholarship amount I earned in merit scholarships when determining aid? In other words if I get a scholarship will that effect the amount of aid I receive?
It would super helpful to get answers to these. Thank you in advance!