Remember the good old days when gas was three bucks a gallon and you could still afford a venti at Starbucks? That was, oh, about eight months ago--when you first began applying to colleges. Way back then, you may not have been too concerned about how you were going to pay for the school of your choice.
But now, with inflation growling and the start of classes just a few weeks away, paying for college may have risen to the top of your list of concerns.
Is it still possible to get financial aid for this fall? Probably not, I'm afraid--but it can't hurt to check with your school's aid office to see if any sort of assistance is available. And it's definitely not too early to begin looking ahead to next fall.
As you start planning for the costly years ahead, be sure to visit Common Financial Aid Myths. You may be eligible for more financial aid than you imagined. Why, by the time you reach your senior year, you may even be drinking ventis again.
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