My DH and I both lost our jobs a year ago. We are both working again, but our income is less. As we approach college application, I wonder how things might play out. My DD is in the top 10% of her class. Her grades are excellent, her teachers love her, and at this point she wants to go into science. She's expressed an interest in a school that is over $30,000 for tuition per year~ (it is 5 yrs and has a great co-op program where the students get three 6 month paid jobs w/companies in their field). Is it unrealistic to encourage her to apply to schools that we clearly cannot afford to pay for? When in the application process do you know how much aid/scholarships the school will offer? Do they let you know in the acceptance letter? Our state school is a lot less, but will most likely not offer much aid. I assume it's imperative that her grades and SATs are high.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:03 AM on Feb. 25, 2010 in Teens (13-17)
Have you started looking for scholarships? My daughter is a HS freshman, and already has one small ($2.000) scholarship from medalling at the city science fair in 7th grade. www.fastweb.com is a great source.
As a rule, the top schools don't want to lose top students, and will help with financial aid. Your daughter should definitely have this discussion with her guidance counselor.
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