Q: What types of colleges are there?
A: You can classify a college as a 2-year, 4-year, or vocational school. Vocational schools are specific to a trade or career. 2-year schools are community colleges and can help you transfer to 4-year schools which allow for bachelor’s degrees. Public schools are funded by the state they’re located in. Private schools receive funds from private donors and alumni of the school.
Q: What kinds of scholarships can I receive?
A: Federal financial aid such as the FAFSA (Federal Application For Student Aid) can help in determining how much aid you can receive. The FAFSA includes a a Federal Pell Grant up to $6,000 that does not have to be repaid. It also includes loans which have to be repaid upon your college graduation. State financial aid such as TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) can assist if you’re attending a state school and does not have to be repaid.
Q: Should I take the SAT or ACT?
A: After you make a list of which schools you plan to apply to, take a look at what their requirements are. Some schools will require the SAT and ACT, while others will ask for either one or none at all. Some schools may even require an SAT Subject Test or 2 based on what you plan to major in.
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