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Paying for College

Applying to financial aid with financially stable background

Hello!! I'm currently in 11th grade and one of my biggest concerns as I look more and more into the colleges I want to attend is the scholarships I need to realistically attend them. Although my parents are technically financially stable and my household, on paper, earns more than enough money to live a life of comfort, I wouldn't really be able to receive much of if any of their help when it comes to paying for college. The main problem I find with this is that because of my parents financial status, I don't meet the requirements or target of most of the scholarships I want to apply to and have been having trouble finding resources that would benefit my situation. To be fair, the one scholarship I am currently, desperately latching onto is Bright Futures which allows students to attend whichever college inside of Florida for more or less free; however, I still want to try and see if I can find other good scholarships that can be applied to outside of Florida and accept students who may have parents with a financially stable income but won't be getting that much if any help in terms of tuition. Thank you 🥲🥲

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12 days ago

There are still scholarships available to financially stable students! I’d recommend searching for merit scholarships or automatically applied scholarships (i.e. every admitted student with a certain GPA would get X in scholarships every year).

Even as a financially stable, I would recommend checking out tuition calculators for some schools— depending on the school, you may be more eligible for financial aid than you think.

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2 days ago

Your situation is a common one. Fear not - there are plenty of avenues to make college affordable! As others have mentioned, many merit scholarships will help you cover tuition regardless of your family's financials. Then, you can craft a college application strategy which takes financial aid into account.

There are certain schools out there that meet 100% of every applicant's financial need - I wrote a CollegeVine blog post which lists them. I recommend applying to as many of these schools as you can if you are not already. I also encourage you to look into career paths which pay for at least some of college tuition, such as AmeriCorps programs and military careers. Hope this helps!

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9 days ago

Best answer is merit based scholarships!

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12 days ago

Hi!! I'm in a very similar situation. I encourage you to look into scholarships that are merit-based, random (like those draws for money that are everywhere), and specifically aimed towards students financing their own education. There are plenty of places out there willing to help you!

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