Personal Narrative: I Want To Go To College

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Being a senior last year, I had to start thinking about where I wanted to go to college. When looking into colleges I also had to look into the tuition prices because I knew that I did not have the funds to pay for college on my own. With going into my fall semester at GGC I only had the money that FASFA had granted be to pay for college and I had not started working yet. Since I did not have money saved up I did not take as many classes as I wanted to. My mom’s friend told me about how her son did not have to pay a dime out of out his own money because he just used scholarship money he was given. I did not really know much about scholarships to be able to find them on my own but I knew I wanted to see if I could get any scholarships. I went to the financial aid office looking for help to find scholarships for spring semester, but my experience with the financial aid office was very unpleasing. I went in and asked if I could make an appointment with someone to sit down and look for scholarships, but all I got was a piece of paper with a website on it that I had already gone on. I was really looking forward to sitting down with a counselor that worked in the financial aid office and see if we could find scholarships that I could possibility qualify for. After leaving the financial office I tried to go …show more content…
Financial aid at college has become such a big problem that many students are not attending college because they do not have the funds to go. Jillian Berman is the author of “Even students with financial aid struggle to make it through college.” In her article she talks about how low-income students struggle to pay for college even when they have financial aid (that is giving by the government based on their FAFSA application). Berman also makes it clear that many students need extra financial help such as scholarships but are not getting

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