Preparing for College

Early Decision Aid Issues

Question: My son is determined to apply Early Decision to a university that would be considered slightly below Ivy. He feels that he is borderline and that this would greatly improve his chances. My concern as a middle-income parent, who will be paying the majority of the college expenses, is the commitment. ,If my son is accepted, will I receive the school's aid package at the time of acceptance? If I feel that I still can't afford it, what are my options? Finally, is the Early Decision commitment for four years or could you transfer after one?

Several things are possible.

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