Like it or not, change is the only constant in college admissions. While this ever-shifting landscape makes for exciting work as college counselors, we know that unpredictability can create stress for students, who have to manage so much already as budding adults. But let’s not forget that the actual adults – namely parents – have a lot to manage, too!
For those who need financial assistance in order to pay for college, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is required, and is now available for completion. This form is used to assess your financial need, and to give you options for funding college.
Now that high school seniors have completed, or are in the process of completing college applications, the question for many is “How will I pay for college?” For those who do not have money set aside for this purpose, or who need supplemental funds, there are several options, including scholarships, grants, work-study jobs, and loans.