Financial Aid Tips and Tricks from the Director of Financial Aid

From Susan Chadwick


As a new season of financial aid applications begins, my phone starts to ring. Suddenly, there are questions about changes in income, how retirement should be reported on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student), and what an FSA ID is used for in the process. While financial aid applications can appear daunting at times, there are many tips and tricks that can help you along the way.

Here are my top tips to successfully navigate the FAFSA and CSS Profile, College Board’s application used by many schools, including Bryn Mawr, to apply for institutional need-based aid.

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