Go beyond the sitcker price of college and understand all costs to expect. Get in the know with financial expert, Reyna Gobel and demystify financial myths.
Q: What's the best piece of advice you could give for applying for scholarships?
A: I would recommend being yourself. Make sure that you are applying for scholarships that fit you and your needs. Do not spend the time applying for a scholarship that requires a 4.0 GPA, if you have a 3.0. There are plenty of scholarships out there - you will find one that you qualify for!
Q: How do you recommend beginning the scholarhsip search?
A: I would recommend starting with your guidance counselor. They often have a lot of local scholarships that you may qualify. There are also many credible scholarship websites that offer a variety of scholarships to search through.
Q: Is all grant money need based?
A: Yes, federal, state and individual school grants are based on financial need.
Q: How do I avoid grant or scholarship frauds?
A: Other than the FAFSA be very careful giving out your social security number to anyone. If something seems too good to be true, it often is. Make sure to check with your guidance counselor or parents before giving out personal information.
Q: Should you fill out the FAFSA even if you do not think that you qualify for need based aid?
A: You should always fill out the FAFSA. It is worth the time and indicates to the school that you are looking for need. Financial awards vary by college and university so you may qualify at different schools.