Paying for College

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7 months ago
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When you get a full scholarship for financial aid, do you still have to pay the money?

I am a high school freshmen and I don't really understand the financial aid process. When I applied fro financial aid for one of the summer programs I got accepted to I was awarded a full scholarship …

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7 months ago
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Scolarships and grants resources

Hi there !

I am an international student in my senior year of high school and, as most students, I am in need of financial aid, but, besides the ones the schools provide, I don't really know where to l …

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7 months ago
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Is there any grants or scholarships that are still open to apply to as a senior in high school?

I am going to start my freshman year of college in the fall. I have only received one scholarship (despite applying for over 50). Finding scholarship and grant opportunities has been very difficult be …

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7 months ago
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What are some easy ways of getting scholarships?

Hi!

I am a high school junior and i plan to attend college in the USA, but I know my family won’t be able to afford it. I would be very grateful if you could share some ways I could pay my tuition.

Than …

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7 months ago
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Where to find grants?

Hi, I'm an international student who really desire to study abroad, but i know US colleges or universities are really expensive.Does anyone know where can i find scholarships opportunities or big gran …

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7 months ago
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Asking a college for more financial aid.

I got into Penn State, and would really like to attend, but the cost is way too much. I only received the Pell Grant which barely covers anything, and even though I received the Federal SEOG grant in …

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7 months ago
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Scholarships

Anyone know any prestigious compeitions that give money (Coca Cola, NMSQT, etc.) I am a freshman btw, I just want to get some ideas now that I can work for by senior year.

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7 months ago
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Scholarships for internatinal students

Hello, I'm applying to UCLA and I wanted to know if there are any grants or scholarships from big companies for internatinal students, since UC's doesn't give financial aid to internatinal students. T …

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8 months ago
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Do siblings with overlapping college years count as attending at the same time?

My younger sibling will begin attending college two years after me, meaning there will be two years of overlap. For financial aid, should I list this as another family member attending college at the …

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9 months ago
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Where do I go for scholarships?

Hi,

I'm running late in my senior year for scholarships. IDK where to look for them. Do any of you guys have any suggestions of where to look? I'm going out of state to college most likely to UCSD or U …

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9 months ago
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How do I answer this CSS profile question?

One of the schools I am applying to (Smith college) has the following question on their CSS profile extra documents: "How much of your 2021-22 educational costs can be paid by parents or relatives?"

I …

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10 months ago
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How can you get CSS fee codes with a COVID-19 hardship waiver?

This is more of an FYI. It was such an involved process for me that I wanted to potentially save time for another student.

If your guidance counselor got you a hardship waiver AND you didn't take the S …

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10 months ago
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How can I afford out of state tuition? Is anyone else looking at an out of state school?

Hello,

Most of the schools I am applying to are on the East Coast while I'm on the West. I really want to go to schools in New York, but when I compare the cost to the schools near me I know that I an …

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11 months ago
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Is there a strategy for the FASFA submision date?

While still meeting the January 1st deadline, is it advantageous to submit FAFSA early?

I am a:

High school senior graduating 2021

Will be college freshman 2021-2022

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a year ago
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How do I indicate significant income reduction for 2020 on the FAFSA?

Given that FAFSA requires information from the previous year, is there a way to indicate changes in income for the present year (2020)?

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a year ago
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Should I wait to submit the FAFSA or do it now before school applications?

I only know for sure right now two schools I am applying to. Should I submit the 2 schools now on the FAFSA to get it in there, or wait until I have all 10 of my schools? I saw in there you can add a …

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a year ago
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Will I still be eligible for financial aid?

I applied for and submitted my fafsa, but i am deciding to apply to a school that I didn't list in my fafsa. If I end up going there, Will i still be eligible for financial aid to the school I didn't …

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a year ago
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Does applying Test-Optional hinder chances for scholarships ?

I am planning on applying to Universities which are highly competitive for the major I have opted for (Computer Science). My GPA and Extra-curriculars are above the general level of students who apply …

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a year ago
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What category (merit or need based financial aid) does an offer appeal fall under?

Two college offers. Appealing aid at Univ of Delaware. Already appealed merit aid. FAFSA is no different and no true covid 19 circumstances can I still appeal need based aid for Fall? How do I ask for …

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a year ago
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CSS Profile

When should I fill the CSS profile if I plan to attend college in fall 2022?

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