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Paying for college should not cost an arm and a leg. Unfortunately, it frequently does. But there are tips and tricks every actor should know when it comes to affording higher education, including grants, scholarships, and beyond. Below, Backstage Experts share their most useful financial advice for college.
Remember: The school wants you to be able to afford it.
“[Once you get an aid package from your school] don’t be afraid to go back to your financial aid office and ask for a better offer. Before, you wanted them to accept you. Now, they want you to go there because they care a lot about their yield—the percentage of students who are admitted who ultimately attend.” —Ben Miller, senior policy analyst at the New America Foundation
You may be able to “stack” financial aid.
“Find out if your…