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Hi, my brother is looking to attend College next year in Indiana. He doesn't qualify for financial aid, and my mom doesn't have enough $$ to help much. I need websites/book recommendations. The ones I've looked at so far seem a little dodgey. I really need to avoid any scams. Thanks!

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How does he know that he does not qualify for aid? Is this due to a FAFSA calculator?

 

How do his test scores compare to other applicants? Will he qualify for merit aid?

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If he knows which college he wants to attend, start by asking them. Financial aid offices can be a wealth of knowledge and most grants come from colleges themselves.

 

If he's young enough, he can also stop by his school's (or school district) high school guidance office. Ours is more than willing to help students or recent grads with info. They also publish most local scholarship opportunities. You have much better odds with anything local than with those online deals.

 

Does he belong to a credit union or club of any sort, have an account with a bank, or have a job? Sometimes any of those offer scholarship opportunities. They're worth checking with.

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Check w/the local hs guidance/college office. They'll have the list for all the local scholarships, some of which are open to any student (some are restricted to grads of xx high school.) The U he's looking at will be your largest pool. Check their web site to see what's listed and the application date. Many will have an earlier application date than the school's general admissions application date (like even in Dec.)

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