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Emma Allen

Applying To College: A Guide

September 3, 2019

Applying to college can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be if you have the right tools and resources available. With local as well as online options, there are more ways than ever to get a college degree.

The SSC has information guides and pamphlets, scholarship websites, and tips for picking the college best suited to your needs, all with the help of Mr. Wagner. Once you know your major or have an idea of what you want to do, sites such as College Board and Study.com can help you see the bigger picture. They inform you on how to pay for school and help you get a better idea of how financial aid works.

A total of $2.3 billion in unused federal grants went to waste in 2017 by high school seniors not submitting their application. Typically, you should fill it out around the same time you apply for college so that you can maximize your financial aid. 

 

Local scholarships boost your chances of aid because you are competing with a much smaller pool of people than county, state, or national scholarships do. With less demanding projects allowing you to do more and optimize how many places you can apply to. Along with student grants and loans, there are always tons of options on how to pay for college waiting for you; all you have to do is look for them.

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