Yes, you can haggle with your college over financial aid
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Freddy Chang was ecstatic when he was accepted early to the University of Pennsylvania. But then he took a look at the financial aid package, and his heart sank.
His dream school wasn't offering him any money and his family would be on the hook for about $64,000 in just the first year.
"I was so upset. I knew my parents wouldn't be able to afford the whole price tag," Chang said.
But then he wrote an appeal letter, asking the college for some financial help -- something that a lot of students and parents don't realize they can do.
It worked. The college came around and offered him two scholarships and one grant worth about $49,000 total. Chang is now finishing up his freshman year.
Last Updated July 24, 2018