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Navigating College Financial Aid at Street Academy

Updated: Jan 6

Inroduction: At Street Academy, we believe that every student deserves the opportunity to pursue higher education and achieve their dreams. We understand that the cost of college can be a significant barrier for many students, which is why we are committed to helping our students navigate the complex world of college financial aid. In this blog post, we will provide you with step-by-step guidance on how to navigate the financial aid process, explore scholarships and grants, and understand student loans. Step 1: Filling out the FAFSA The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in accessing financial aid for college. It determines your eligibility for federal grants, loans, and work-study programs. Our college counseling team will guide you through the process of filling out the FAFSA accurately and on time. We will help you gather the necessary documents, such as tax returns and income information, and ensure that you maximize your eligibility for financial aid. Step 2: Exploring Scholarships and Grants Scholarships and grants are a great way to reduce the cost of college. Our college counseling team will help you identify and apply for scholarships that align with your interests, talents, and background. We will provide you with resources and tips on writing compelling scholarship essays and preparing for scholarship interviews. Additionally, we will connect you with local organizations and foundations that offer scholarships specifically for students from our community. Step 3: Understanding Student Loans While scholarships and grants are ideal, student loans can also be a valuable tool to finance your education. Our college counseling team will educate you on the different types of student loans available, such as federal loans and private loans. We will help you understand the terms and conditions of each loan option, including interest rates, repayment plans, and loan forgiveness programs. We will empower you to make informed decisions about borrowing and ensure that you are aware of the long-term financial implications. Testimonials from Street Academy Alumni: "I was able to attend my dream college thanks to the financial aid support I received at Street Academy. The college counseling team helped me secure scholarships that covered a significant portion of my tuition, and they guided me through the process of taking out student loans responsibly." - Sarah, Class of 2018 "The college counseling team at Street Academy made the financial aid process less overwhelming for me. They helped me fill out the FAFSA and connected me with local scholarships that I didn't even know existed. I am now attending college with minimal student loan debt." - Javier, Class of 2020 Conclusion: At Street Academy, we are dedicated to ensuring that our students have access to the financial resources they need to pursue higher education. We understand that navigating the college financial aid process can be complex and overwhelming, but we are here to support you every step of the way. Reach out to our college counseling team for personalized assistance with your financial aid journey. Together, we will make your college dreams a reality.



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