As tuition prices increase, so does your projected student loan debt. One way to diminish the overall cost is by pursuing scholarships, both merit and external. With most colleges exceeding $40,000 in their cost of attendance, any financial assistance seems like a blessing and scholarships are among the best options in financial aid. So, how do you know if you are the right fit for applying to a scholarship?
Here is what Moon Prep counselor Michaela has to say: “In terms of what makes a student a perfect candidate for a scholarship, my suggestion would be to not stretch your background to fit a certain criterion. It always seems to be a losing proposition. I have almost never seen students get a scholarship when they have to work extra hard to position themselves to qualify for a scholarship. Find scholarships that are right in your wheelhouse and require an essay or video. That is your best bet by far.”
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