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Should I apply for financial aid even if I think my family makes too much?

Hi everyone, I'm a junior and I've been researching financial aid for college. My family's income is relatively high, but I'm not sure if we'll be able to afford my dream school without help. Should I still apply for financial aid? Thanks for any advice!

11 months ago

Hey there! I can definitely understand your concern about college costs. My child is currently in college, and we faced a similar dilemma when they were applying. To answer your question, yes, you should definitely apply for financial aid even if you think your family makes too much. There are a few reasons for this. First, applying for financial aid doesn't cost anything, and you might be surprised by the amount of assistance you might receive. Second, even if you don't qualify for need-based aid, you might still qualify for merit-based scholarships that can help cover costs. Finally, your family's financial situation could change between now and when you start college, so it's better to have all your bases covered. Also, don't forget to explore external scholarships and other financial resources that might be available to you. In short, there's no harm in applying for financial aid, and it could potentially save you and your family a lot of money in the long run. Good luck with your college journey!

11 months ago

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