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Probable Situation?

Tiss229Tiss229 Registered User Posts: 284 Junior Member
My dad and I had a long talk today about college and cash. We crunched a lot of numbers and this is what we came up with for the worst possible case sceanario.

SUNY Tuition- ~$15,000

$7000- My dad can pay
$2000- Work-Study
$500- TAP
$2600- Subsidized loan
$1000- private scholarship
$13,100

That leaves the rest to hopefully be covered maybe by higher TAP or maybe the school will cover something. THis is just the worst case scenario. Do you guys think this is a realistic case? I would really love to go to SUNY Geneseo.

Thanks for any comments and opinions.
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Replies to: Probable Situation?

  • madmanmattymadmanmatty . Posts: 58 Junior Member
    nope, go some where cheaper
  • sybbie719sybbie719 Super Moderator Posts: 22,114 Super Moderator
    Tiss,

    I think that it is a good idea to see where you stand. You are using the worse case scenario in the event that you recieve no grant aid from the school. The plan sounds like a very reasonable one that will leave you with little debt at the end of 4 years.

    Since you still have a year, you could continue to apply for outside scholarships that will not only fill the gap but may also reduce the subsidized scholarship. If you could possibly work this summer, part-time after school and next summer, that could also fill the gap along withhaving some $$ in your pocket when school begins. No matter what happens at least you know that your finanical safety is a true safety for you and your family. In taking a bottoms up approach to building your list, you can now feel free to add other schools that interest you if you so desire. Well done.
  • Tiss229Tiss229 Registered User Posts: 284 Junior Member
    I was reading on the Geneseo website that outside scholarships will help you up to $1000. So I figured whats the point of getting more then that if it wont help me.
  • angstriddenangstridden Registered User Posts: 849 Member
    Why would they only help you up to $1,000? Are you sure you read that correctly?
  • Tiss229Tiss229 Registered User Posts: 284 Junior Member
    I might of not, Ill go read that again.

    EDIT: Well thats embaressing, I totally cant find it now.

    So I guess try for as much scholarship money as possible?

    Local scholarships are the way to go correct? I find those in local libraries?
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