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You finally graduated from high school, huh? Congrats....that was a great accomplishment. Ready for college? Yea, I was too. Applied for financial aid? Great. I hope you get it because I didn't. Why? Because my parents make to much money. Or I might refer that and say my daddy makes to much money since my mother is a stay-at-home mom. My father already paying for out of state tuition for 3 children already didn't affect the decision of financial aid. Which can be really stressful on a family.

Most high school graduates look forward to attending an out of state college but once you notice the out of state tution your heart drops. Then you realize that financial aid will not help with anything because your parents make to much. They calculate your entire expenses then calculate how much your parents make and assume they have more than enough to help with everything. But we all know that's wrong. What is not calculated is the expenses your parents are already paying for, the taxes they have to pay for working in the U.S. This is when you realize your father has worked his butt off and spent thousands on his degree to be told that he will not be allowed help to pay for his childrens education. So in order to give his children an equal opportunity at an education he must work even harder to be able to afford to pay for out of state tuition along with living expenses.

Theres actually no way around this whole financial aid situation. Only thing you can do without having to take out a loan that includes a high interest rate is to fill out scholarship after scholarship and hope you are granted. Even that isn't promised. You could work during your college experiences but that would be very complicated. Keeping up your grades, making it to class on time, and staying focused would be really hard and a huge trial. Let's face it, no one wants to take out a loan. It's a horrible thought, not getting financial aid. Especially thinking about all the money you are actually paying back.

I'm hoping with this article that we can get others' experience on how they dealt with college funds and how they were able to get financial aid or scholarships. Tools or applications that can be used. Any kind of help. It's really hard on most people and others can't even attend college because they have no funds to help. Any experience could help anyone.

 


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