Frequently Asked Questions
The list below contains questions often asked by parents as they investigate college options. To find the answer for any question in the list, just click on the particular question and the answer will appear below.
COLLEGE COSTS & FINANCIAL AID
Is college really as expensive as everyone keeps saying?
What is financial aid?
When and how do you apply for financial aid?
Where do scholarships and grants come from and how do you get considered for one?
Why are loans considered a part of financial aid?
If your parent’s make a pretty good income, can you still receive financial aid?
Can the student move out of the household and be considered an independent student?
Is Indiana state grant aid available to students from Indiana who attend college out of state?
FINDING AND APPLYING TO THE RIGHT COLLEGE
When is the best time to apply to a college?
How important are the college visits, and how do I set one up?
Is it true that the amount of money a student gets through the Indiana state grant program varies depending on the type of high school diploma the student receives?
How do you pick a major in college, especially if you aren’t sure about exactly what you want to do with your life?
Do you have to have a four-year college degree to make it in today’s world?