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Does applying for financial aid hurt my chances of admission?

Hi, I'm in the process of applying to colleges and I'm wondering if applying for financial aid might have a negative impact on my chances of getting in. Can anyone provide some insight on this? Thanks!

10 months ago

Hi there! I can understand why you might be concerned about whether applying for financial aid could hurt your chances of admission. From my experience with my own child who's currently in college, I can tell you that it generally doesn't impact your admission chances at most schools. Many colleges and universities in the United States practice a need-blind admission policy. This means that the admissions office does not take your financial situation into account when making their decision. However, there are some schools that are need-aware, which means that they might consider your financial situation when making their decision. It's important to research the specific schools you're applying to and find out their stance on need-blind or need-aware admissions. That being said, even if a school is need-aware, it doesn't mean that applying for financial aid will automatically hurt your chances. Colleges understand the importance of financial aid and want to make education accessible to all. I hope this helps to alleviate some of your concerns. Good luck with your college applications!

10 months ago

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