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Can you usually get a good amount of financial aid for community college?

Anonymous
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What are the guidelines?


I really want to get an exercise science degree at a community college, but there's no way I can afford it without aid. 

Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 10, 2014 at 10:13 AM
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Texor
by Platinum Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Depends on your income.  Go fill out a FAFSA and find out! 

But yes, usually grants are enough to cover the tution at CC.

http://www.fafsa-application.com/preparer.php/?s=GOOGLE&gclid=Cj0KEQjwsJyfBRC729Oy5Pf26ekBEiQAYtd9QaxfAyPANB97QE_FlZu-5fsEqjzSxfklMBiWRAM6Q_MaAoK68P8HAQ

Amy_M
by Gold Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM

go to fafsa.gov and fill it out. No way of knowing what you might get without filling out those forms

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 10, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Yes depending on your income. You need to fill out the FASFA and look on the school's website for scholarship opportunities. I work full time and DH is higher ranking enlisted military but I still qualified and didn't pay anything.
lwalker270
by Ruby Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 10:16 AM

It depends on a number of factors.  I couldn't because I was married and didn't have children at the time, so we made too much to qualify.  Your best bet is to go and talk to a financial aid person at the school. 

Bluerose1482
by Ruby Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 10:17 AM

You'd have to fill out the FASFA and then go to the school and talk to someone in financial aid.

Cass84
by Silver Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 10:24 AM
Yes fill out a fasa to apply and you will get a student aid report which tells you how much you qualify for. But I think you missed the deadline for this year. It's January-may I believe? Double check.
When I went as a full time student 7 years ago, my income was less than $25000 and my class fees were waived, I also got a grant(free money not a loan) for $1300 per semester to help with living expenses. I know there are book waivers too, but you have to jump on those fast! But the amount could be higher or lower depending in your income.
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