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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Can I still get a student loan if my grades aren't great?

Hi everyone, I'm a junior and I'm worried about how I'm going to pay for college. My GPA is around 2.8 and I know that's not very good. I was wondering if I can still get a student loan with my current grades, or if it will affect my eligibility in any way? I could really use some advice on this. Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hello! I understand that the cost of college and how to pay for it can be a cause of concern. Fortunately, your GPA does not necessarily determine your eligibility for federal student loans. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be your first step in applying for financial aid, as it can open up opportunities for federal loans, Pell Grants, and even work-study programs.

However, do keep in mind that a higher GPA might increase your chances of getting scholarships, which can help reduce the amount that you'd have to borrow. There are also many local organizations, clubs, and businesses that offer scholarships, sometimes with less competitive requirements. It's worth looking into these options and applying for as many as you can.

Additionally, there might be room for improvement in your GPA between now and when you apply for college. Use your remaining time in high school to the best of your ability, and work on raising your GPA as much as possible. This can help with both scholarship opportunities and your overall college admission prospects. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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