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Cannot afford the college ? What to do now ?


Replies to: Cannot afford the college ? What to do now ?

  • tk21769tk21769 Registered Users Posts: 28
    edited May 2013
    ^^^ According to IIT's 2011-12 CDS, it fully met the need of 59 out of 305 students who were awarded any aid. On average, it met 85% of need. IIT's aid numbers (the percentages) are a bit better than Penn State's, but their costs are higher, too.

    Not many colleges claim to meet 100% of demonstrated need (Universities That Claim to Meet Full Financial Need - US News and World Report).
    Most of them are very selective; many don't have engineering programs.

    The aid opportunities often get even worse for transfer students (but investigate the aid available for CC-to-Penn State transfers.)

    I think the OP's solution is likely to involve some combination of:
    * community college
    * commuting from home
    * graduating in more than 4 years (allowing time to earn & save money)
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