Depending on your family situation and other factors, you will likely get some money for college by filling out the FAFSA form. Does that mean you will have to pay the rest out of pocket? One way to make up the difference is to receive money from scholarships. Here are a few tips.
- Apply for every type of scholarship you possible can.
- Try different ways to find scholarships. You may be able to locate them online, through a specific college, via local businesses or community organizations, through the US Department of Labor, with the help of your high school guidance counselor, or through a college support service.
- Apply as soon as possible, so you don’t miss a deadline.
- Work on your writing skills so you can nail the essay, if there is one, as a part of the scholarship application.
- Sort your applications by the date that they are due, so you know the correct order to work on them.
- Double-check your work so that you are sure to provide everything required. It would be a shame to miss out on a scholarship you qualify for because you left out a document, forgot to sign something, or sent it out a day late.
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College Planning Source can help you to find the right financial aid for you and your family’s circumstances. Contact us today by calling 858.676.0700. or you can submit our online form for more information.