Choosing a college or university can seem like a daunting task when you are still in high school. However, it is important to start thinking about this decision early to give yourself enough time to make the decision that is going to be best for you.


When deciding on a school, first think about what is important to you. Make sure that they have your field of study and the type of campus life that you prefer. Also, make sure the cost is something that you would be willing to pay based on what is offered.


Once you have narrowed it down to a couple schools, start comparing financial aid packages offered by each school. Which one will give you the most scholarship money, freeing up your future self from paying back so many loans? Also, attending scholarship fairs, like the one being put on by the Foundations of East Chicago in January, can help you to find ways to afford whichever school you choose.


Apply to several different schools and don’t base your choice on the school’s reputation. What others think of your choice is not important. What is important is that the college or university that you attend offers everything that you want and need to have fun and be successful.


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