Questions for Your Financial Aid Administrator
Your financial aid administrator will become an important resource for you both
while you’re applying for financial aid at your intended college, and when you’re
going to be reapplying for financial aid throughout your time on that campus. Get
to know your financial aid office, as they’re going to be responsible for determining
things like your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), Cost of Attendance, and in
special cases, your dependency status.
If anything changes related to your financial aid status during the course of the
year or after you’ve already submitted your FAFSA, make sure to contact your financial
aid administrator. Changes could mean that you’re eligible for more or less aid,
or you may even be asked to return any aid that you received during a period of
ineligibility. See our list of top questions below that you should be asking
your financial aid administrator, but remember to contact your financial aid office
with any questions you may have related to your financial aid package. Browse through
our site, too, to see more tips on landing college scholarships and grants, and
coming up with a complete financial aid application.
- Will my request for financial aid have any impact on my ability to be admitted to
- Will the college meet my full financial?
- Will the college continue to meet my full financial aid need for all four years
of my enrollment?
- Describe your financial aid program, including requirements for need-based aid,
merit-based aid and scholarships.
- What application materials are needed to apply for financial aid, and does the college
require its own form in addition to the FAFSA?
- Where can I find additional sources of financial aid?
- What are the deadlines for submitting financial aid forms? Are there state financial
aid programs that I should know about?
- When will I be notified of my financial eligibility?
- Once my financial aid package is awarded, will additional scholarships reduce the
amount of financial aid I can receive?
- Does this college participate in a tuition payment plan that allows installment
payments for each semester's bill?