Admissions Live host Ashley Hennigan presents an introduction to financial aid. From understanding where funding comes from to navigating financial aid myths; Ashley covers everything you need to start counseling students and families about cost and aid.

Taken from the live broadcast, August 14, 2012.

Topics discussed during the LIVE broadcast include:

  • Types of Financial Aid
  • Sources of Financial Aid
  • Counseling Tips
  • 6 Myths About Financial Aid
    1. I make too much to qualify for aid.
    2. Filling out the forms is a waste of time.
    3. I saved too much to qualify for aid.
    4. My home equity will prevent me from receiving aid.
    5. My aid award is accurate.
    6. My aid award is final.


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