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How important is financial aid in the college application process?

Hello! I'm a junior and I'm wondering how important financial aid is in the college application process. How do I make sure I get the most financial aid possible? Thanks!

11 months ago

Hi there! Financial aid can be quite important in the college application process, especially if you're concerned about affordability. To make sure you get the most financial aid possible, there are a few steps you can take. First, start by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as it becomes available (usually October 1st). This form determines your eligibility for federal grants, loans, and work-study programs. You should also look into the CSS Profile, which is used by many private colleges and universities to determine non-federal aid. Don't miss the deadlines for these forms, as they can greatly impact your aid eligibility. Additionally, research scholarships offered by the colleges you're interested in, as well as external scholarships from organizations or foundations. Be proactive in applying for scholarships that match your interests and qualifications. Lastly, consider visiting the financial aid office at the schools you're interested in to discuss your financial situation and explore any additional aid opportunities. Good luck with your college journey!

11 months ago

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