11 college students reveal their struggles with financial aid
College often gets the wrap of being 'the best four years' of an undergraduate's life -- and while this is often true for people who were fortunate enough to have unbelievable college experiences, that doesn't take away from the pressure that comes along with being a student at university. Sometimes, this pressure is rooted in living up to the expectations of people you love and care about, but, often, the financial cost of school is what builds great anxiety.
Several college students took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to reveal how frustrated they are with their financial aid plans.
1. A reliable financial aid plan is often contingent for someone to be able to go through college:
2. Financial aid isn't unlimited -- this often means that your academic performance needs to meet a certain expectation:
3. People might find dangerous alternatives to find ways to pay their way through college:
4. What you receive each semester might be different, so you never really feel confident that you'll be able to afford what's coming next:
5. Just because you don't technically qualify for financial aid doesn't mean that college is affordable to you:
6. Money, or lack thereof, often stands in the way of receiving a higher education:
7. People resort to illegal means in order to get enough financial aid to attend college:
8. Money can be the root of fights and arguments:
9. Applying for financial aid can be tedious and difficult to do alone:
10. Taking out loans for college might mean a lifetime of debt:
11. Your financial aid application doesn't necessarily reflect the funds that are going to be paying for college:
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