24 days ago
Paying for College

I have no money for college. Help.

I am a Junior in HS with 4 older sisters and 1 younger. My parents never had the money to save for me, because they were busy taking care of my sisters and I, but they still make $100,00+ a year. Because of this, I doubt the FAFSA will give me any money. I have a 4.8GPA and am hoping I could get scholarships, but every one I've applied to has not gotten me anything. What do I do?

@Silver17 days ago [edited]

Hey, I'm in a very similar situation. I have 1 older sister and 3 younger brothers. My parents make too much to qualify for most financial aid, but they won't be paying for any of my college. I am a rising senior and I've been spending a lot of my time applying for scholarships and researching how to make college affordable. If you are interested, once I figure things out I would love to share my experiences and hopefully make things a little easier for you.

@tree12310 days ago

Please do let me know as well! I am a triplet and my parents make too much money to qualify for financial aid, but won't be able to pay for all three of us together.

@Silver10 days ago

Yeah! I’ll try to remember to come back to this post in 6-12 months with an answer

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23 days ago

Hi! I have been researching scholarships and i've seen that a lot of hometown sports teams offers them as well as small businesses in the area. Try looking at smaller places because you might be able to hear back from them. Also, depending on where you live and where you plan to go to school, there are scholarships that are guaranteed based on your GPA I believe such as the Hope and Zell Miller Scholarship in Georgia. Other than that have you tried looking for a part time job? I know it wont be enough but maybe you could save little by little for tuition? Also, if you have any wealthy relatives, it could be worth a shot asking them for a personal loan for your education. Your GPA is great and I'm sure something will work out for you!

10 days ago

I completely get it, I only have one sister but every ounce of potential college money that could’ve been saved has gone to her various sports and hobbies. My parents make a fair amount of money so I don’t qualify for financial aid. If you keep applying to as many scholarships as you can, eventually one of them will turn out for you.

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