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Is it worth applying for financial aid if my family's income is considered 'high'?

Hi guys! I was wondering if it's worth applying for financial aid even if my family's income is considered 'high.' Will it hurt my chances of getting into college? Thanks for your advice!

9 months ago

Hey there! I can understand your concern. In general, applying for financial aid shouldn't hurt your chances of getting into college. Colleges typically have a need-blind admissions policy, which means they don't consider your financial situation when making admissions decisions. You can check the policies of the schools on your list to make sure.

So, go ahead and apply for financial aid if you think you might need it if it's a need-blind school. You never know what kind of scholarships or grants might be available, even for families with higher incomes. Remember, it's always better to have the option of financial aid in case your circumstances change or you find that the cost of attendance is higher than you initially expected. Good luck with your college applications and don't hesitate to reach out if you have more questions!

9 months ago

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