DeBlogs > Logan Paluch > Easy-Money
By Logan Paluch /
February 19, 2019 /
Posted in: Admission Process, Student Life, Navigating DePaul /
Although I am sure I wrote a
blog on scholarships before, I want to reiterate the importance of applying for
them because it amazes me how many students won’t after their freshman year.
They’ll receive the same or perhaps less financial aid while the cost of
attendance rises. If you finance your own
college education, I’m sure you are all too familiar with the ins and outs of
financial aid. If you aren’t, then please take my advice and relieve your
student debt. Even if your parents pay for college, be generous back and reduce
each of their quarterly payments with these simple tricks.
First, I encourage everyone
to fill out the general applications available on Scholarship Connect. My
senior alone, I received an extra $6,500 from the finance and accounting
scholarships. There are few questions where the answers must be 500 words or
less, but each general application puts your name in for multiple internal
scholarships, so your odds are better than you think.
Also, if you have already
filed for financial aid, if you need to, consider filing a financial aid appeal
form. The 2019-2020 forms were recently posted and you find them at this link. As my dad always says to me,
“The worst they can say is no”. My father and I sent an appeal form as an
incoming freshman and every year since. The results can truly vary.