Did you find it difficult to decipher the financial aid packages offered to you by colleges?
If so, NPR wants to hear from you.
“We expect that reading through these forms will help us understand the challenges that families across the country face when deciphering their financial aid awards — what money you’ll get, what you’re expected to pay, and what all of that means for your family,” the submission form notes. “We hope that, in turn, we can help our readers and listeners understand how they can better understand their own forms — and how colleges and universities can help make higher education accessible for potential students.”
Families who chose to submit their forms will also be asked to provide contact information. NPR will follow-up with students and families before using their letters in a story.
Admitted writer/editor Mary Stegmeir welcomes additional comments and story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.