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How do I choose a college that's affordable?

Hello CollegeVine! I'm a junior starting to look at colleges, and I'm concerned about the cost of tuition. How can I find colleges that are affordable and offer good financial aid packages? Are there any specific resources I should be using? Thanks!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're starting to think about college affordability early on in your search process. To find colleges that offer good financial aid packages, you can start by researching schools that meet 100% of demonstrated financial need. This means that they will provide financial aid to cover the entire cost of attendance for eligible students. You can find lists of these schools through a simple online search. Additionally, consider looking at colleges that offer merit-based scholarships, as these can significantly reduce the cost of attending college. There are many tools and resources available to help you estimate your potential financial aid package at specific colleges. The College Board's Net Price Calculator is one such resource that can provide you with an estimate based on your family's financial situation. You could also look into the federal government's FAFSA4caster tool, which helps estimate your eligibility for federal student aid. Don't forget to visit each college's financial aid website to learn about their specific aid programs and requirements. Finally, consider talking to your school counselor or a college admissions counselor about your concerns. They can provide valuable insight and guidance on finding affordable college options. Good luck with your search!

10 months ago

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