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
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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?
Do you have to have a four-year college degree to make it
in today’s world?
How many times should a student take the SAT
or the ACT?
When is the best time to apply to a college?
How important are the college visits, and how do I set one
How do you pick a major in college, especially if you aren’t
sure about exactly what you want to do with your life?
If you make a pretty good income, can you still receive financial
Can the student move out of the household and be considered
an independent student?
Is Indiana state aid available to students from Indiana who
attend college out of state?
Can I get into college with the CORE 40 diploma, or do
I have to have the Academic Honors diploma?