I am deer in the headlights, burying head in sand w/ college stuff for dd who is a senior in high school. She started filling out applications this week.
I know I need to get on this stuff but I'm overwhelmed beyond belief about all this-too intimidated to even start.
I need to start w/ FAFSA since dd is saying she needs it done to get an application in by this Sunday (!) Is it a big deal or something I can crank out in a couple hours? I keep hearing what a nightmare it is to fill out and I'm freaked out!
(a side question: the FAFSA just came out Oct 1, right? Why do places need it already by this weekend? She said it's to avoid application fees by getting apps in early?)
Then maybe do her transcript? I tried to look at the sticky Lori put up, but it's making me way more overwhelmed.
I need to find a way to keep it simple!
It shouldn't be that bad-she knows she wants to go to Liberty Uni, and her grades and SAT scores are enough to get in and also for honors level there. We are applying at three others though to see what packages they give.
FINANCIAL AID is key and we need a GREAT package-we have nothing to contribute toward college due to being on one small income plus debt.
Thanks for any help! I'm also hoping any answers to this thread will help others in the same boat right now!