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Financial Aid Search

One of the biggest things about college that comes to mind is affordability. Will I be able to afford my dream college? Applying for scholarships and finding out about financial aid is the best way to ensure less debt in the future when you finally earn your Bachelor’s Degree. We all want to avoid as much debt as possible from even the most affordable colleges. The only way to do that is to look into where you stand financially and get all the help you can from your family and even from colleges you’re applying to.


Most colleges offer their own scholarships for undergraduate students. Some may even offer full scholarships that will cover tuition for four years, room and board! Now that’s a deal you can’t refuse! To find out about college scholarships, look up the college you’re applying to. Colleges will have tons of information regarding assistance financially on their official websites. I would suggest finding contact information regarding a college financial aid representative. The representative will answer all questions you may have in getting scholarships. Scheduling an appointment to meet the representative in person is also a great option as it allows you to meet the person upfront, discuss financial decisions, see what the campus is like, and to see if the college is a good fit for you.


Keep in mind that some colleges may offer merit-based scholarships based on your academics alone and there are likely deadlines for those benefits. Be ahead of the game and manage your time wisely in not only finishing college applications, but turning those applications in at the right time so you can get all the financial aid you want. Also ask your counselors at school about other scholarships available that you can apply for. There are hundreds of scholarship programs out there that will help you out every step of the way in college. Even asking your friends what scholarships they’re applying for can help you as well. You may be as qualified as your friend for some extra college money! Whatever scholarships you receive from colleges or from financial aid programs can only help you in the long-run for your future. After all, who said money can’t bring you happiness!

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About Abel Alfonso

Abel Alfonso is a senior at Seneca Valley High School interested in the technical aspects of television. He completed MCM’s Backpack Journalism Academy this past summer and is looking forward to creating more news packages for MCM’s website.


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