If you're not sure, ask the financial aid officer at your
If you don't fully understand your financial aid package or the
process of applying for and receiving these funds, contact the
college's financial aid office. You can find the contact
information for your college's financial aid office by going to
their website. Here's a
list of Oklahoma colleges with links to their websites in each
If one college offers a substantially different package than
another, it's worthwhile for the student or parent to contact the
financial aid offices for an explanation, says Jim Kolesar, a
spokesman for Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The
difference could be due to an error on a form, or the colleges may
have had different information.
"Given the amounts of money, it doesn't hurt to ask," he says.
"They want to be fair, and they want your kid to come, or they
wouldn't have admitted him or her."