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How do I get money to take community college classes?

Hi!

I'm a junior right now, and I would love to take some classes at my local community college to build up my academic record. But, I don't have the means to pay for them since it's in the range of $4,000. So, I have two questions:

1. Would it look better or worse to take the community college equivalent of an AP class that my school offers but I didn't take?

2. How can I get these funds? Do you have any scholarship links? Would they give me any financial support?

Thank you!

 
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2 years ago[edited]
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Community college classes are only seen as equivalent to AP classes, so it would look just as good on your transcript to take the AP class at your school for no cost.

If you do decide to take a community college class, you can receive federal financial aid to reduce or completely eliminate the tuition cost. You can apply for this aid by completing a FAFSA profile - this CollegeVine blog post explains how to do that. Hope this helps!

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This was very helpful! Thank you!

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2 years ago

If its a local community college then you should see if your school can provide you with information and cover your educational funds. Some schools have dual enrollment programs, but if not then sign for Financial aid. I personally don't know much about the topic though so just talk to one of the staff members at the college if you can.

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