Navigating Financial Aid for Divorced Families with Educational Aspirations
BackgroundI recently worked with the Williams family, who faced the unique challenge of having divorced parents, each responsible for completing financial aid applications for their two children attending tuition-charging schools. The family’s goal was to secure assistance to facilitate their daughter’s desire to attend a private college in another state.
The ChallengeThe Williams family consisted of two households, each with three members – one parent and two children. The children attended private schools in grades K-12, and the elder daughter, Sarah, expressed a strong desire to enroll in a prestigious private college in another state. However, the family was grappling with the financial strain of tuition and related expenses, compounded by the complexities of managing two separate households.
This case study illustrates the importance of personalized guidance for divorced families navigating financial aid applications for private colleges. By addressing the unique challenges of two separate households and coordinating efforts effectively, the Williams family successfully secured the financial support needed to fulfill Sarah’s educational aspirations at a private college in another state.