Q: Does financial aid cover the entire cost of attending college?
A: Nearly 200 U.S. colleges and universities offer full scholarships, but these are extremely competitive. Most other scholarships don't cover all tuition costs.
Q: How many students use scholarships to help pay for college?
A: According to Sallie Mae, at least 25 percent of students help pay for college tuition using grants and scholarships.
Q: Where can I find scholarships?
A: Common scholarships can be found through large corporations such as IBM and Kodak, state and local organizations, and universities.
Q: Does my credit history impact my eligibility for a scholarship?
Q: Do I need perfect SAT scores to win a scholarship?
A: Absolutely not. In fact, many C students are eligible for a range of scholarships. Some scholarships are based on academic criteria but there are many others that are awarded to students based on a wide range of talents. If you have a particular talent or skill, consider investigating scholarships in that area.
Q: How do I know which sites to use to search for scholarships?
Q: Should I tell the college financial aid office if I've won a scholarship?
A: Yes, you want to be honest and build a positive relationship with them.