Hey, well I've got a year left of high school and I'm thinking it's probly time I start getting an idea of what college I'd like to go to. The problem for me, like thousands of others, is money. I'd LIKE to go to a college outside of Louisiana. My parent's make it sound like that is basically impossible due to costs of college out of state. I don't really know that much about it all, but I think if you want to go to college in California, Vermont, Colorado, or Illinois then that's where you should go. What type of financial aid programs do they have out there to apply for? If I could get out of LA that would be awsome, it would be great to get out of all the humidity! Also, my father has M.S. or Multiple Sclurosis, is there any type of financial aid for students with disabled parents? There is one big program here, TOPS, which pays for your tuition, if you take certain classes and have a certain GPA amongst other things, but it only pays for you if you attend college in Louisiana. So I was wondering what my other options are for financial aid other than TOPS, being as that is all they ever beat into us down here is that you MUST do TOPS. Well...suppose you dont want to go to school here. Then what do you do?
Any help is appreciated...thank you!