7 months ago
DO YOUR RESEARCH
Grand Blanc Schools Urges Caution with Private Companies
Offering Financial Aid Research Services
Paying for College is daunting for many of our Grand Blanc students and parents, but please do your research before paying anyone else to help you find aid. Grand Blanc Schools has received word that some of our families are receiving letters offering services to help you find ways to pay for college. The administration asks you to beware of any unsolicited contact from private companies. Companies may be contacting our students and parents by phone, email or through the mail. Similar companies have been charging people excessive amounts of money to provide information that can likely be found for free.
The US Department of Education lists the following recommended free resources for advice:
Some scholarship deadlines are as early as a year before college starts, so if you’re in high school now, you should be researching and applying for scholarships during the summer between your junior and senior years.
If you aren’t at the stage of getting ready for college just yet, talk to your high school counselor during the school year about what career paths you are considering and what options there are to save some money now. There are many opportunities to earn college credit while still in high school that will save some money later on, as well as trades programs that will give you a sound foundation for a great career after high school.
These are a couple of great places to get started: