Applying for college admissions is one of the most competitive and complicated projects ever tackled by high school students. Choosing a college requires balancing academic and social fit with financial fit. Otherwise, the student may get into the college of his or her dreams, but not necessarily the college of his or her means. Chasing a dream without paying attention to college affordability may force the student to drop out or graduate with too much student loan debt.
Nearly 100 colleges claim to have a need-blind admissions policy, which maintains that a family’s finances are not considered in the decision to admit or deny a student. If not, the college is considered need-sensitive or need-aware.
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PrivateStudentLoans.com recommends you consider all financial aid alternatives including grants, scholarships and federal loans
(Federal Stafford, Federal Parent PLUS, Federal Grad PLUS) prior to applying for private student loans.