Can I get financial aid or scholarships to help pay my pre-college program tuition?

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Yes, there are a number of ways to get financial aid and/or scholarships to help cover the cost of attending a pre-college program. read more

How do I find scholarships?

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Set aside a designated time each week to search out and apply for scholarships. Don't limit yourself to just online scholarship websites. Contact local and national businesses, corporations, and organizations directly to inquire about any they may offer. read more

Navigating the U.S. Financial Aid Process as an International Student

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International Admissions Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Universities in the United States offer several types of aid, and it is important to understand your options to make an informed decision. read more

What Role Should Parents Play in the College Search?

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President, EducatedQuest.com

I meet parents who have allowed their student to take the lead in their college search as well as those who wanted their student to favor one school over all others, whether it be for cost, closeness to home, choice of a major, or perceived prestige. It's best to find a happy medium. read more

Financial Aid Terms You Should Know

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Senior Vice President for Enrollment Services, Union University

You will see or hear a variety of acronyms and terms throughout the financial aid process. Here are a handful of the need-to-know terms. read more

Socioeconomic Diversity on College Campuses

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Broadcast Journalism Major, Boston University

Going to college often means meeting people from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Of course, money can be, and probably always will be, a touchy subject. There are just a few things students need to keep in mind when thinking about socioeconomic diversity. read more

What is your process for helping students find financial aid?

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I offer basic financial aid advice and point the family in the direction of colleges who are notoriously generous with merit aid. In addition, I give the family a report that shows which scholarships the student might be eligible for at the colleges to which he or she is applying. read more

How do I start the financial aid application process?

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Going to college is expensive, no matter where you go. While you are in high school, look at all the possibilities for financial aid, and begin your search early. There are countless ways to do this, but your guidance office is a good starting point. read more

I don't think I'll be eligible for any financial aid; should I apply anyway?

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Some students don't apply because they think their parents make too much money, but it's impossible to say what income is too high. We had a student whose family made well over $80,000 a year, and the student qualified for everything. read more

How to Apply for Scholarships

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Think applying for scholarships is a waste of time? Think again! We'll help you navigate through the scholarship application process. read more