The COVID-19 pandemic has affected students and college hopefuls all across America. While there is very little silver lining to the dark cloud of this disease, one benefit maybe that you could appeal for more student aid depending on how you or your family have personally been affected. Here are four scenarios that may allow you to appeal to the financial aid office of your university for more funds.

  1. Lost employment – Whether you or a parent have lost employment due to the novel coronavirus, it could lead to a lower household income and qualify you for more financial aid.
  2. Lost wages – Whether it is because you are sick, quarantined, or ordered to stay in place, losing out on wages could entitle you to more money.
  3. Illness or death of a parent – Our hearts are with all those who have lost loved ones at this time. We know additional financial aid is a small consolation at best, but you should definitely receive assistance at this difficult time.
  4. Cost of leaving school – If you were required to leave your dorm and return home, you might be able to receive compensation for your travel expenses, cost of storing your dorm room belongings, or other expenses that were incurred.

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College Planning Source is here to help during these difficult times. For a one-on-one consultation with one of our certified college planning counselors, call 858.676.0700, or request your videoconference meeting online.

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To ensure the safety of parents, students, and staff, we will be holding our student counseling meetings and our student workshops online. 
We will be conducting meetings via Zoom until further notice.
For upcoming scheduled meetings, our counselors will be contacting you directly regarding the Zoom meetings.
Our staff continues to work tirelessly to prepare our students and families for their college experience. If you are currently on break, get a head start now and take advantage of this time to start college planning. For any questions or concerns, please contact us at 858-676-0700.



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