Could be a dumb question..

<p>but are there any scholarships still out there for those that are going to be freshmen in the fall? I'm pretty new to the whole scholarship process so if you have any suggestions of where to start that'd be great. Thanks</p>

<p>I see that you're going to Cornell. If you have need, was it met with Cornell?</p>

<p>Or are you an int'l?</p>

<p>I didn't get any need based scholarships from Cornell, but I just feel bad that my parents are paying this much money, you know?</p>

<p>At this point, you're probably a little late for even local scholarships but that would be my best recommendation. You can work a lot this summer and save money to help with expenses!</p>

<p>*I didn't get any need based scholarships from Cornell, but I just feel bad that my parents are paying this much money, you know? *</p>

<p>I don't understand this thinking. Obviously, your parents make a lot of money since Cornell gave them nothing (which you should have known from the beginning based on their income/assets). </p>

<p>If the concern is that they have to pay for all of it, then you should have applied to some schools that would have given merit money for your stats. If you did apply to such schools, then you should have gone to one of those schools. But, you've chosen Cornell (I guess with parents' blessing) so they're going to have to pay.</p>

<p>To expect outside scholarships (even if you had applied earlier) to even put a small dent in the $50k per year costs, was not a reasonable expectation.</p>

<p>You can always get a job in the summer and work part-time during the school year - which would provide more money for your parents than private scholarships would.</p>

<p>Look at Fastweb. Ask your school guidance counselor if s/he knows of any local scholarships. Call your school and ask if there is anything there. Yes, it is late, but there may still be some things out there. Gotta look.</p>

<p>mom2collegekids, I think you're being a little harsh on the OP. He's feeling a little guilty about his parents' paying so much and wants to help out. Kinda sweet, if you ask me.</p>

<p>I'm in Mom2CKs' court on this one. At this point it's like closing the barn door after the horse is gone. Students frequently don't want to consider the cost of school until it is staring them in the face. Fortunately for the OP, his parents are sufficiently well off to afford it.</p>

<p>Of course it's nice to be concerned about how much college is costing one's parents. :)</p>

<p>But, at this point, it's very late in the game and outside scholarships are often small at best. That's why I suggested that the student get a summer job and a part-time job in college and earn what he can - perhaps he can buy his own textbooks for the school year. That may end up being a bigger help than a one-time $500 scholarship.</p>

<p>Non-college scholarships (scholarships from, say, Fastweb) are generally overhyped. Even if the student had been searching as a freshman since September, it's quite possible that he might not have gotten nearly enough to defray the costs. A job is really the best way, barring a miracle, of doing anything to help your parents out.</p>