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What should I know about financial aid?

Hey! I'm a junior and starting to look into financial aid for college. What should I know about the process and what are some tips for maximizing financial aid? Thank you for any advice!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're starting to look into financial aid early on. The process can be a bit overwhelming, but knowing the basics can help a lot.

First, you'll want to make sure you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as it becomes available on October 1st of your senior year. This will help determine your eligibility for federal grants, loans, and work-study programs.

Additionally, some colleges use the CSS Profile for their own financial aid programs, so make sure to check if the schools you're interested in require it. To maximize your financial aid, apply for scholarships and grants from various sources, such as local organizations, national competitions, and the colleges themselves.

Don't forget to maintain good grades and keep an eye on deadlines. Best of luck in your financial aid journey!

9 months ago

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