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How does a low income student start looking for financial aid since I am already focused on my dream school?

My dream school Is Stanford and I am determined to work as hard as I need to so that I can accomplish my goal of graduating and starting my career in business or becoming a lawyer. I come from a low income family so not only would it help me but, It would take less stress off my parents back. Thank You. #scholarships #business-law #business-lawyer


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Paul’s Answer

One of the first things you have to do is complete a FAFSA. Have the FAFSA sent to each school you are applying to so they can determine if you are eligible for any grants or scholarships. In addition, you have to do some research on your own by searching the internet. A good place to start is scholarships.com. The site, and others like it, list a lot of scholarships in one place so you can make your search easier. Google scholarships for other websites since each site may have a different list to choose from.


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Jeff’s Answer

Hi Luis.


Paul is correct. FAFSA is a mandatory first step. Also, check with your high school counselor. They have information on many available scholarships and grants. Look into every organization that your parents and you are involved with. Many credit unions have small scholarships available. Also, many Church and religious organizations. Check your parents employers. Are you involved with activities such as boy scouts? Anything at all that your parents or you deal with is worth looking into. Also, check with counselors at the colleges (and specific departments) you are interested in. They often have grants available they may also have work opportunities. Ask everyone you know if they have any ideas.


Best of luck!


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