It’s not uncommon for a college applicant to appeal a financial aid offer if the offer doesn’t allow him to afford a particular school. Colleges are happy to hear such appeals.
However, schools are not okay with applicants who ask for more money even though they have the means to attend.
According to the New York Times, a variety of schools at this year’s College Board Forum have spoken out against wealthy applicants who try to boost merit-based aid offers. These schools all have the same message: aid based on merit is non-negotiable.
While students and families can appeal aid offers based on finances, they shouldn’t do so based on perceived credentials.
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