I have no doubt that without financial aid that I would not have attained my career goals. You can do the same if you look at financial aid as an investment into your future.
There has been a lot information about the cost of acquiring a college education. There is no doubt that the cost have increased over the last decade. However, the return on you college cost are worth the investment. The majority of people in this country have been able to realize their career goals because of financial aid.
It is important to note that without financial aid, many people would have been limited the opportunities that our great country provides for us. While it would preferable for all of us to get Federal Grants that we do not have to pay back at the end of our education, the reality is that Federal Student Loans are also considered financial aid. In this country, any student who has not defaulted is guaranteed to get loan funds to pay for college without regard to good or bad credit. This is amazing! Most organizations will not lend a young student who has no credentials or training loan funds.
So, do not snub Federal Direct Loans which you have to pay back after you graduate or leave college. The investment into your education is worth it. Especially, if you do not have any other resources to pay for college.
Please email us your story on how financial aid has helped you reach your career and life goals. We would love to share your story with other people who may be wondering if it is worth the investment.