Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3411 If a financial aid package does not meet a student’s financial needs, the family can ask for a professional judgment review. The family is much more likely to get their package revised if they can provide documentation showing that their financial situation has changed. Packages may also be revised if a family can show that certain facts weren’t taken into consideration when the pack- age was put together (e.g., they are paying a grandparent’s medical bills or a parent can no longer work because of an injury). A family can also ask if a specific portion of their package could be revised. They could, for example, ask to exchange some loan money for work-study. A few colleges may be willing to consider improving a student’s financial aid package if the family can show that the student has gotten a better package from a similar school. However, most colleges will never consider improving a student’s package for this reason. Families who ask for a better financial aid package need to remember that financial aid administrators are working with limited funds, and that these funds must be distributed in ways that are fair to all students and consistent with the college’s policies and guidelines. Don’t ever think that you can’t go to college because you can’t afford it. Financial aid is available and there are many ways to cut college costs. If you need personal advice on how you can make college affordable, talk to your school counselor.