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Author: Laurie Kopp Weingarten, CEP

President of One-Stop College Counseling, located in NJ, but serving students worldwide. She graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. Laurie is a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and numerous other organizations. She is passionate about helping students reach their full potential; there’s nothing more rewarding than their excitement upon acceptance to their top-choice schools!

Posted March 22, 2021, 5:33 p.m. by Laurie Kopp Weingarten, CEP | View Comments
merit aid

High school seniors are currently receiving their admission decisions, and the power is shifting—admitted students are now in the drivers’ seat. We suggest that students take this opportunity to appeal for more merit aid. Since colleges use merit aid as a way to entice students to enroll at their institution, they may be open to increasing the original scholarship amount, if they believe offering a little more money will seal the deal. The college will consider multiple factors in their review, including evaluating how competitive the student is in relation to others and comparing the dollar amount awarded by peer ...