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The Countdown To College

Posted on: 5:40 am, January 22, 2013, by , updated on: 05:54am, January 22, 2013

It’s the time of the year when area high schoolers are shopping for colleges.   The following are tips to help students and parents find the right school:

Choosing a College: What To Look Out For:

  • Availability of major
  • Type
  • Location
  • Setting
  • Campus Life
  • Size
  • Cost

What free grants are out there?

Four primary sources:

Words of Advice

  • Make an informed decision.  Don’t make the mistake of assuming that you can’t afford a college education.
  • Don’t be discouraged by a college’s sticker price.  Financial aid can significantly reduce the cost.
  • Ask each college in which you are interested the following important questions:
    • What financial aid applications do you require of me?
    • What is the application filing deadline?
  • Don’t pay anyone to complete your financial aid applications or to help identify outside scholarships.  Free help is readily available.

If you are still confused on picking a major or school, check out the links below.

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