If you are planning to attend college in the fall, COVID-19 may have some significant effects on the decisions that you have already set in motion. What can you do to adapt to the new circumstances? Here are a few tips for students.
- Ask for more financial aid – If your household income has been reduced due to the pandemic, the amount of financial aid that you were awarded based on your previous FAFSA application may no longer be enough to meet your needs. Try contacting your college’s financial aid office to appeal the current amount.
- Consider a nearby school – Maybe your original plan was to go to college as far from home as possible. However, many students were left in the lurch following spring break this year. To avoid getting caught in a similar situation in the future, you may want to consider going to a school that is a little closer to home, which would make it easier to return home in an emergency.
- Look at university responses – Check out the school you plan to attend in the fall and see how they have responded to the pandemic. Are there online options to complete classes, or did the school abandon students? Are classes still in session despite the increased risk? Use the current response to see how prepared your prospective school is to deal with emergency situations.
Help Planning Your College Experience
College Planning Source is here to assist students with application support and financial aid advice. To learn more, give us a call today at 858.676.0700 to schedule a one-on-one assessment over Zoom, or you can book your meeting online.