Financial Aid

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Personal Narrative Final
Over the years, hundreds of thousands of college Universities have enrolled and graduated tons of its intelligent students. For many of us students college is just the next step that eventually had to come but for some of us the accomplishment of making it to college could be considered a dream come true. I am one of those students who has just fulfilled that dream. That was the case for me because I had never actually though that I would really make it into a nationally high ranked university. I never even had the motivation because no one person in my family has ever graduated from a major university. Even though I had the necessary resources to help me with my transition to Post-Secondary learning, I believe that colleges should make the admission process much easier to deal with from a financial standpoint. For example, colleges should generally decrease the cost of attendance. I think the financial help that students receive is the most important factor in students and their college choice decisions. The journey to college begins finally in the final year in high school. Many of the students prepare themselves to take the necessary tests and exams to determine if they qualify for admission into the colleges of their liking. As a senior in high school, I myself wanted to go to a high ranked college in the southern half of the United States. The problem I ran into with going to school down south is that the cost of tuition is generally higher for out-of-state students. This same rule applies to not only large universities but to small community colleges as well. After discovering the differences between out-of-state and in-state tuition, I then began to turn to the FAFSA. The FAFSA is also known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is designed to determine what students and their families will be able to financially contribute to college and how much they will need if they can’t afford it. The...
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