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College- how do you pay for it?

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I haven’t been active lately (busy).

This is more of a simple question than a post. I’m asking for input/advice. I’ll be going away to REAL college (not community, lol) next fall, and I want to make my own decisions about where I go and what not (parents trying to dictate things). I really don’t want to end with a massive amount of debt, but if I have to in order to do what I want, I will.

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  1. Comments  Naota   |  Sunday, 06 September 2009 at 2:23 PM

    Well you should apply for financial aid and see what scholarships are available to you. Even moderately rich families tend to get some financial aid.

    I for instance got a full ride scholarship and financial aid. I actually got so much that It paid for not only my 4th year at UVA, but my 3rd year too.

  2. Comments  SirSunkist   |  Sunday, 06 September 2009 at 2:32 PM

    Out of curiousity, did you get the full ride from academics or athletics (or a combination)? Also, did you have a ton of extra curriculars and a good GPA and all that good stuff?

  3. Comments  Wrathie   |  Sunday, 06 September 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Student loans…Pretty much the route I went too. Also another factor is the in-state cost relative to the out-of-state cost. My family is poor see…we have 20 kids to feed and live in an adobe hit outside of the Pueblo…

  4. Comments  SirSunkist   |  Sunday, 06 September 2009 at 2:39 PM

    See, that’s what I’m afraid of. I don’t want to be crushed by debt. Out of state is rediculously more expensive, but… fuck Maryland, I need to make a new name for myself and get away from all these people I’ve been with since day 1 of elementary school.

  5. Comments  Foose   |  Sunday, 06 September 2009 at 7:34 PM

    TRUST FUND!!!!!

  6. Comments  Naota   |  Monday, 07 September 2009 at 4:33 PM

    Most people can get subsidized loans though. That way you don’t pay interest while you are in school and you don’t pay interest up until like six months after you graduate.

    My scholarship wasn’t athletics. My GPA was okay. My essay for the scholarship was good I guess. I just went and found scholarships relevant to me and/or my major, applied for them and got them.

    There are also many “need-based” scholarships as well.

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