The Hardship of Going to College

1172 Words Jun 23rd, 2018 5 Pages
Hardships of College
Going to college will be the best time of people’s lives, but getting into college just might be the worst. These topics being discussed are good to talk about for upcoming college kids to help them get through this troubling time and inform them that they have options. Getting into college is so difficult due to the high costs of tuition, selectiveness of the college, and also just finding the best fit college for incoming freshmen.
Finding a college that is in the right price range can be very difficult, due to high tuitions, but financial aid services can be a great help to the families. Tuitions of colleges differ from public universities to private universities. According to Average College Costs The Chronicle
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Another form of financial help for college undergraduates is the FAFSA; it is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. According to FAFSA, “this document is used to determine your eligibility for federal aid, state aid and scholarships. The department of education uses your FAFSA to determine how much your family can afford to contribute to a child’s college expenses” (FAFSA). You can apply for FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. FAFSA persuades families who are convinced they are ineligible for need-based financial aid should fill out the FAFSA. Otherwise, you’ll be ineligible for federal student loans, which are available to all students. Most people don’t even think to stop and pick up a penny, not even a dime. Most will, however, stop to pick up a $5 bill, even if they are late for lunch… and those will add up in your college fund!
Moving on… a big deal breaker for going to college is the right location, right background, and just finding the best fit for the incoming undergraduates. Applying to college is one of the most stressful things for high school seniors. The fall semester of the senior year often incorporates the most rigorous course load, more extracurriculars, new leadership positions, continued participation in athletics, and re-takes of standardized tests. In the midst of all this chaos seniors are expected to apply to college, apply for financial aid, and take any last SAT or ACT