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How to choose a college when finances are a concern?

Hi everyone, I'm a junior and I'm starting to think about college. My family doesn't have a lot of money, so I'm worried about how we're going to pay for it. How did you all decide on a college that was both a good fit and affordable? Any tips on finding financial aid or scholarships? Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're starting to think about college early. I understand your concerns regarding finances, but don't worry, there are many resources available to help you find a college that is both a good fit and affordable. First, when researching colleges, look for schools that offer generous financial aid packages and scholarships. There are colleges that meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for students. You can also search for schools with a reputation for providing merit-based scholarships. Additionally, be sure to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as it becomes available in your senior year. This will help you access federal financial aid, grants, and work-study opportunities. Lastly, look for external scholarships from local organizations, businesses, and foundations. There are many scholarships out there, so take advantage of them! Remember, the key is to start your research early and be proactive in your search for financial aid. Best of luck!

10 months ago

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