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How much does demonstrated financial need impact admissions?

Hi, I'm a junior, and I'm concerned about how my family's financial situation might affect my college applications. Will demonstrated financial need make it harder for me to get into my top-choice schools? What can I do to improve my chances if I need financial aid? Thanks!

9 months ago

Hello! It's understandable that you're concerned about the impact of financial need on your college applications. The effect of demonstrated financial need on admissions can vary depending on the school. In general, colleges can be divided into two categories: need-blind and need-aware. Need-blind schools don't consider your financial situation when making admissions decisions, while need-aware schools might take it into account. However, many need-aware schools still admit a significant number of students with financial need, so don't let that discourage you.

To improve your chances of getting financial aid, make sure you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as it becomes available. You should also look for scholarships and grants, both from the colleges you're applying to and from outside organizations. Many schools have generous financial aid policies and can provide substantial assistance if you're accepted. Additionally, work on building a strong application with good grades, test scores, and extracurricular activities. Demonstrating your academic potential and commitment will help you stand out regardless of your financial situation. Good luck with your applications!

9 months ago

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