Securing financing for your college education is an essential step towards your future. The two most common types of financial aide are merit scholarships and need-based assistance.
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Merit scholarships are based on grades, athletics, or service. You may be competing with a national pool of applicants. One alternative may be to search for scholarships that are local to your city or state. Completing a scholarship search is the best way to begin. Try www.fastweb.com or www.scholarships.com.
Financial Aid Based on Need
Many students receive need-based financial aid. Completion of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in January of your senior year is essential in this process. You should, however, complete a financial estimator form to determine just how much college will cost you before you get your FAFSA results.
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