We Have Issues: Financial Aid Dependency and Verification Melt

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Dec 6th at 10:30 AM until 11:45 AM

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Two of the most complicated issues related to financial aid are dependency issues and verification melt. The proverbial family tree just isn't what it used to be and causes confusion for students wishing to apply for federal student aid to pay for college. NCAN estimates that of the 1.8 million low-income high school seniors in the Class of 2018, just 548,000 (31%) would arrive on-campus using the Pell Grant for which they are eligible due to the complicated process of financial aid verification, a phenomenon called verification melt. During this session we will share best practices to guide students and families through both issues and provide interactive role play based on case studies to help you provide effective counseling for students and parents.