CASE STUDY - "WE ALREADY TALKED TO STANFORD UNIVERSITY. THEY TOLD US WE WOULD NOT GET ANY MONEY."

The Dixon Family

We met the Dixon Family in early 2016 and their son, Andrew had his sights set on Stanford University. After an initial conversation with the university, they were told that aid would not be forthcoming based on their income. When we examined their situation, we saw a different answer.

We helped Andrew explore an additional college option, given Stanford's highly competitive admissions process. When Stanford accepted Andrew, we noticed that there was a mistake in his financial aid calculation.

We helped Andrew and his family get an additional $29,805 in annual aid dollars from Stanford University after a successful appeal. UNC Chapel Hill made a strong offer, but Andrew just had to go to Stanford. He went on to attend Stanford University in the Fall of 2017.

Andrew (2017 Grad) - 4.0 GPA / 35 ACT Score

$250,959- Adjusted Gross Income

$1500 - Savings

Final EFC - $72,449

Results

UNC Chapel Hill

$48,902- Cost of Attendance

$44,866- Grants / Scholarships

$4036 - True Cost

Stanford University (Initial Offer)

$71,309 - Cost of Attendance

$0 - Grants / Scholarships

$71,309 - True Cost

Stanford University (final offer)

$71,309  - Cost of Attendance

$29,805- Grants / Scholarships

$44,866- True Cost


Dixon College Savings

True cost reflects out-of-pocket cost without student loans.