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Help Me Choose...Please :/

zWILDCATzzWILDCATz Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
edited November 2012 in College Search & Selection
I am an Arkansas resident.

My family makes plenty of money but my dad is in debt due to some investments from his past not working out well. So he can not financially aid me. I went to Louisiana Tech so visit today as that was previously the college of my choice. I was informed that I would have to pay so I am looking at other options.

31 on ACT
3.5 Weighted GPA
2.7 Unweighted GPA (Went through a lot the first two years of Highschool)
I feel confident on my SAT score which i will get in about 12 days.

I live in a town that is paying $7500 a year to the school of my choice.
As an Arkansas resident, I receive $5000 additional to the school of my choice if it is in Arkansas.
My dad makes too much money for me to receive FAFSA money.

I want to major in physics then attempt to go off to medical school for becoming a diagnostic radiologist. (I have backup plans)

My goal is to not pay any money for my undergraduate degree so that I can afford postgrad.

I've always planned on going to LATech and now it doesnt seem thats a viable option. If anybody could provide me with my best options that would be great.... If a college will cost me a few thousand that is fine, but preferably not loans will be needed.
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Replies to: Help Me Choose...Please :/

  • happymomof1happymomof1 Registered User Posts: 25,563 Senior Member
    Go to the financial aid forum and read through the threads on guaranteed merit-based aid. You might find something that will work for you.

    Ask your parents how much they can contribute toward your education. Even if they can't help pay tuition and fees, would they still feed and house you and pay fir transportation if you commute to a local public U or community college?

    Then run the college-matching search engines to find things places that fit your budget.
  • zWILDCATzzWILDCATz Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    They would provide housing and food but there is no school near me that I feel fits my desires. Im in El Dorado, Arkansas.
  • Dionram28Dionram28 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Apply for all the scholarships you can
  • BeanTownGirlBeanTownGirl Registered User Posts: 2,731 Senior Member
    What about your state University?
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Registered User Posts: 82,627 Senior Member
    Are you saying that your parents won't pay ANYTHING towards college? If so, then you're going to have very few choices since you would need a total free ride (and would still probably have to take some small loans).

    If your parents will pay for some college, how much will they pay?

    Does your transcript say a 3.5 weighted GPA for grades 9-11?

    There are some schools that would give your full tuition or somewhat less, but you'd still have room, board, books, fees to pay for.

    Since your goal is med school, are you set on that major?
  • zobrowardzobroward Registered User Posts: 3,933 Senior Member
    have you looked at hendrix college (amazing gem in AR)
    great med school placement rates.
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