To appeal or not to appeal? Supporting families in the process
To appeal or not to appeal?
That is the question coming up over and over as students and families look over their financial aid offers. The answer isn’t straightforward because it involves so many variables, like changing individual circumstances and college financial aid policies. Whenever possible, we look to help students advocate for what they need.
This CMM Counselor Coffee Break, we will discuss how to help families answer this question in a sincere and sensitive way. Are there cases of a hard “no” and a definite “yes” for an appeal? What are the resources to help families understand if they have a basis for appeal? How can we help them build a success case?
Let’s share leading practices on how to advise students and families through an appeal. Bring your success stories and current situations and come away with new insights to help you in your practice.