Tips to get ready for College
Submit your and apply for scholarships
Do not ever let money hinder your chances at a solid education. Log onto fafsa.ed.gov to complete your free application for financial aid. This free site, along with the college you will be attending, will determine how much money is available to you.Money is something that you have very little of in college, said Antonio Spellman, a Sociology major with a minor in Africana Studies at San Diego State University. To meet the high demands of books, tuition costs and other fees, it is important to fill out your FAFSA in a timely fashion. otherwise, you miss other important deadlines for payments on the aforementioned items because processing your information may take awhile. It is like paying any other bill, the sooner the better.Financial aid applications for the upcoming academic school year can be submitted as early as Jan. 1 with a deadline of March 2. Keep in mind that there is only a certain amount of money made available to students. The earlier you submit your application for review, the greater your chances are of getting more money than someone who waited until just before the deadline.Not only should you be aiming to meet the March 2nd deadline, but you should stress submitting the most accurate information possible, even if your taxes are not completed, said Goldberg. Its more important to meet the deadline with accurate information, rather than having to go back later to correct something. Also, research scholarships. There are scholarships for everyone, I mean everyone. Some are available to people just because they are left-handed, so take advantage.
Your FAFSA may seem to be a hassle now, but its a walk in the park in comparison to having to pay the full amount of your college fees, said Berenice Alvarez, a Business Administration-Management major at San Diego State University.