Now more than ever, the financial aid offer provides crucial communication for students and families to determine whether college will be affordable. Come learn how to share complicated financial aid information in a more student-centered way with uAspire, a national nonprofit that advises 10,000 students/year to navigate financial aid and train thousands of practitioners to do the same. Based on findings reported in Decoding the Cost of College: the Case for Transparent Financial Aid Offers, this session explores how different financial aid formats, terms, and calculations help or hinder student understanding and decision-making. The presentation will offer solutions to better inform students about college costs, the implications of aid.