National Public Radio has a great explanation of what to look for and how to compare financial aid packages.
Developed by the US Department of Education, the Shopping Sheet is an individualized financial aid award letter in a standardized format that helps students understand their costs and compare financial aid packages from different institutions so they can make smart decisions on investing in higher education.
Sometimes it can be very confusing to understand what you are really being offered, and what the actual cost of your education will be. Mrs. W is available to help you through this important (and exciting!) process.