Sallie Mae is the country's largest financial services company, with a speciality in education. Learn about the variety of programs that are offered to help pay for college!
Q: What are some tips to winning the scholarship of your choice?
A: Do your research and make sure you are applying to scholarships that are a good match for you. While this may seem basic, it is important to follow the scholarship rules and complete the application correctly. Those are the two easiest places to start.
Q: Do I have to report scholarships to the school I choose to attend?
A: Yes, you want to report any scholarships that you are awarded so that they have a full picture of your financial picture.
Q: How do I apply for grants?
A: The good news is by applying for FAFSA you automatically are applying for grants as well. Both state & federal grants are awarded based off of the FAFSA.
Q: Should I fill out the FAFSA January 1st or wait until I file my taxes?
A: You should file as early as possible. Some state funding is limited and can be given to those students that file earlier. It is best to estimate your taxes and fill out the form right away.
Q: What happens if I accept a loan but then receive a scholarship?
A: You do not actually sign for the loan until you start school in August. You can cancel a loan any time before that date