Good news! More Students Getting Financial Aid

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Student sorts through financial aid forms

Hey high school seniors, by now you’ve sent applications to the colleges of your choice; some of you have even received acceptance letters.

Now what? Where will you go to school? How will you pay for it? The small, liberal arts college of your dreams costs $52,000 a year. That big public university down the road isn’t cheap either.

Don’t panic. There’s good news. The U.S. Department of Education just released a report that shows more students are paying for college with financial aid. How can you get some of those dollars for yourself?

  • Research. Check the Internet; ask your guidance counselor. One of the best places to start is Fastweb.com.
  • Start writing. You thought you were done with college essays? Now it’s time for a new round of excellent writing. Remember to answer the question on the application. What do they want to know about you?
  • Be clear. To get cash, you need to tell your story in a concise, clear and compelling way.

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Read more about this subject in The Chronicle of Higher Education.