are scholarship searches all about?
Search programs are really a way of doing some preliminary research
for potential sources of assistance. The potential varies with
each student and family. Searches are never inclusive of all possible
sources. There are many sources locally or regionally. Conclusive
- no. A place to start and save some time - yes. A guarantee of
receiving aid - no. The fee is for someone else to do some research
and to provide a start to finding possible alternative sources
of aid. Be realistic in your expectations. Be realistic and thorough
when describing oneself.
saving ahead deny a family financial aid for the student?
Not necessarily. EFC formula principles.
it a waste of time to apply for financial aid?
the contrary, not all programs are based on financial need. Not
applying only eliminates you from consideration.
student with a 4.0 GPA, 1500 SAT or 29 Composite ACT, class officer,
can go anywhere the student wishes, right?
Not necessarily. Schools are limited in the number of students
to whom they can offer admission. 3.0 GPA, 1050 test scores do
not necessarily mean it is a waste of time to apply to a school
that appears to be a stretch.
our high school take care of telling us everything we need to know
to make the best decisions?
rely on someone else to do the research and make the decisions.
The high school counselor has a relatively limited amount of time
and resources which may make it difficult to provide the amount
of personalized guidance you desire. Plan on doing your own research