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How important is demonstrated financial need for college admissions?

Hello, I'm a junior who's been researching college admissions and I'm curious about how demonstrated financial need might impact the process. Do colleges take this into account when making admissions decisions? Does it vary by school? Thanks in advance for any insights!

9 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're looking into college admissions early. Demonstrated financial need is an important factor for many colleges, but its impact on admissions decisions can vary. Some schools practice 'need-blind admissions,' which means they don't consider an applicant's financial situation when making their decisions. Other schools use a 'need-aware' approach, where they take financial need into account, especially when they have limited financial aid resources. Generally, public universities are more likely to be need-blind, while private colleges and universities might be need-aware. My own child went through the college admissions process recently, and we found that researching each school's financial aid policies and talking to their admissions offices can provide valuable insights into how they handle financial need. It's important to remember that even if a college considers financial need, it's just one of many factors they take into account. Your academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and personal qualities will still be the primary drivers of your admissions chances. Best of luck with your college search and application process!

9 months ago

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