Is it possible to get a scholarship in a field you haven't done classes in high school?
I'm a junior currently and I feel like I've been wasting a lot of my time because I'm not in a computer class currently and I only have my senior year left. Is it too late to be hopeful for a scholarship from a computer science college?
It is definitely possible to still get scholarships in your field even if you weren't able to take as many courses related to it! My high school personally did not have many courses in my current field but I was still able to get scholarships through the university itself, and even other parties. I would recommend going on different websites and looking at the requirements for scholarships within your field. Many of them may just be an essay but it is definitely important to at least in the essay speak more about your plan and what you want to accomplish within your undergraduate years. It may also be useful to email your desired college's financial aid office to ask for more resources that could point you in the right direction. Overall, apply as much as you can and make sure that you're putting in the effort to find all the hidden scholarships you could find!
If you want to pursue Computer Sc - it is not too late to take courses in Java, HTML, Python or C languages.
Even if you have not secured scholarships- the state schools will be a good medium to undertake what you want to pursue.
Incurring significant student loan debt from a pvt school vs state school is highly discouraged. Too many people have incurred student loan debt and cannot pay it back.
I am speaking from an experience of having 2 sons who went to state univ and earning salaries which is very hard to fathom. Starting salary was in six figures right out of the college. They had no student loan debt.
Both of them received scholarships from the state school based on scores and AP courses with high GPA.