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4 months ago
Paying for College

LGBTQ Help?

My family's income is high enough to where I won't get a lot of need-based scholarships, but if my family found out about my sexuality I would most likely be on my own when paying for college. I really don't want to go to a private Christian university because I want college to be a time where I can express myself. Is there a way to tell a college that even though I am technically a dependant, that I'm on my own for paying for college? Would that change anything?

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4 months ago

Hey, so sorry to hear about your parents. If you want your parents to pay for college, I would suggest not coming out to them until you finish and are able to stand on your own. Perhaps you can suggest non- Christian colleges to them and argue the benefits. I would talk to an admissions officer about your situation. You can also include this dynamic in your college writings. Hope that helps!

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4 months ago

I'm no expert on this but from what I've heard and read in Financial Aid pages of colleges, you are considered dependent on your parents regardless of your situation.

Your situation is far more complicated and I suggest you talk with the financial aid office of the college you're applying to.

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4 months ago

Hi there! I'm sorry to hear what you're going, but don't give up! I, myself have to pay for college myself.

You could start earning scholarships. Websites like Bold.org, Mich, Cappex, and RasieMe let you earn scholarships as early as freshmen year. You can also start preparing for merit-based scholarships. These scholarships vary based on GPA and test scores.

There are also many LGBTG+ scholarships schools and colleges offer. I recommend you find schools that are welcoming and open to LGBTG+ students! Websites like CollegeXpress list articles for LGBTQ+ students! You can also apply for the FAFSA!

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