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Counseling Students with Unique Circumstances in the Financial Aid Process

This lesson will provide guidance in working with families with unique circumstances throughout the financial aid process. Topics will include independent students, undocumented students, nontraditional parent families, and financial aid appeals.

Lesson Objectives

After completing this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • List common unique circumstances faced by students and families in the financial aid process
  • Assist individuals with unique circumstances on how to navigate the college financial aid process
  • Educate students and families with finding applicable resources

Lesson Deliverables

To complete this lesson, participants will:

Complete the MEFA Institute Evidence of Learning Form to earn 1 PDP for this lesson.

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