What should I do if my family situation changes?
If you or a family member experiences a major life change such as
job loss, illness, death, divorce or separation, contact your college's financial
aid office. You might qualify for more aid, based on the circumstances.
aid director Kathy Ruby, of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, says
students shouldn't be afraid to contact financial aid counselors with questions.
can help people through the process, even if they haven't applied yet," she