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How do I choose the right college for financial aid?

Hello! I'm a high school junior and I'm starting to think about how I'll pay for college. Financial aid is really important to me, but I'm not sure how to choose a college based on their financial aid packages. What should I be looking for when researching financial aid opportunities? Any advice would be appreciated!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's wonderful that you're starting to think about financial aid early in your college search. When researching colleges, you should look for a few key factors to understand their financial aid opportunities. First, check their financial aid webpages to see what types of aid they offer (grants, scholarships, loans, work-study programs) and their eligibility requirements. Second, pay attention to the college's average financial aid package and percentage of students receiving aid. This can give you an idea of how generous their financial aid might be. Third, look for merit-based scholarships that you might be eligible for based on your academic achievements or extracurricular activities. In addition to researching online, you can also reach out to the college's financial aid office with any questions. Remember, it's important to apply to a range of colleges, including some that may be more generous with financial aid. Good luck with your college search!

9 months ago

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