DGS College/Career Newsletter
NACAC College Admission Update
Appealing a Financial Aid Award
If students feel the financial aid award they received from their first choice school isn't enough to make things possible to attend, I put together a guide with financial aid expert Jodi Okun on the why and how of writing an effective financial aid appeal letter. Check out our podcast together if you're podcast-inclined.
What is a Merit Scholarship vs. a Financial Scholarship
MERIT VS. FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
A Merit Scholarship is a form of college financial aid that does not consider a student's financial need, but rather is awarded based on academic, athletic, artistic or special-interest merit. On the other hand, Financial Aid awards are mainly based on your family's income.
DGS SCHOLARSHIPS PAGE
Students can access additional information about scholarship platforms on the following link:
*These scholarships are generally more competitive than the local scholarships in which Ms. Lichaj sends out.
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