In many cases, along with the “Come on down!" news, a financial aid award statement announces the package of assistance the college is offering admitted students. For those families who are blessed with exceptional incomes and resources, there may not be an aid package, simply because they are considered to be “full pay."
However, the vast majority of incoming students need some level of assistance in meeting today's sky-high college costs. That rush of adrenaline I mentioned can also cloud the eyes of family members, especially those of the newly minted college student.