|You’re done with your college applications. What’s next? Time to cross a few final things off your to-do list so you’re ready to pick a school in May. Post-application road map Now Reward yourself for finishingTwo words: Treat. Yourself. Eat some ice cream, go to that concert, whatever you want. Find and apply for scholarhipsDo a free scholarship search,|
then aim to submit three to five scholarship applications. In a month Have the “money” talkDetermine how much your family will contribute, and what you’ll be responsible for. Do your researchIf you’re planning to take out loans, learn more about how student loans work. Later Revisit your top collegesIf you can, try to sit in on a class, speak with a professor, or shadow a student for the day. Make a backup planThings don’t always go as planned. Think about what you’ll do if you can’t go to your #1 pick. I’m looking forward to taking new, exciting classes, learning new things, making new friends, and just getting a whole bunch of new experiences. Simone, 2018 Scholarship winner How much will college cost? This calculator can show you how much you’ll need to pay.
Seniors – After you have finished your applications: