Financial Aid Consultants

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“It’s morally wrong to allow a sucker to keep his money.”
W. C. Fields

Many financial aid consultants are highly trained professionals offering valuable guidance at reasonable rates to students attempting to navigate the sometimes complex financial aid application process. However, those who charge excessively high fees, claim that they can guarantee you’ll receive financial aid, or make other unrealistic promises should be avoided. Trust your instincts. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Before agreeing to hire a financial aid consultant, check them out with the Office of the Inspector General or with the Better Business Bureau.

For additional information about financial aid consultants and how to access free help with financial aid, visit Federal Student Aid and the College Board’s bigfuture website.