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Why can't I find an out of state scholarship?

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I am a student who lives in SC. I am going to school in NC, approximately 15-20 miles away. I am losing ALL of my financial aid because I will not be in SC any longer. It STINKS! I have the grades to get a scholarship, but they all seem to require that you live and go to school in the same state. Frustrating! Anyone else have a solution?

Pretty common because much of the financial aid is paid for by state taxes.

dudette10, MSN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Academics. Has 10 years experience.

I am a student who lives in SC. I am going to school in NC, approximately 15-20 miles away. I am losing ALL of my financial aid because I will not be in SC any longer. It STINKS! I have the grades to get a scholarship, but they all seem to require that you live and go to school in the same state. Frustrating! Anyone else have a solution?

Talk to a financial aid officer at the school. Sometimes, border colleges will allow residents of specified out-of-state counties to qualify for financial perks, like in-state tuition and scholarships.

If you're looking to finance your education, always, always, always talk to a financial aid officer of the school you want to attend. Not everything is posted on a school's website.

Thanks dudette. My school does not do in-state/ out-of-state tuition. It is the same for everyone. I will talk to them about scholarships, but they seem to pretty much push the 80/20 split. They pay 80% and you pay 20% as long as you agree to work for them for 4 mos per semester that they fund. It is definitely an option I am looking at, but I would LOVE to just get a grant or scholarship, like I presently have. The commute to school is only about 25 minutes, but the commute to the main hospital is more like 45+, so I would like to avoid being locked in to working there for nearly 2 years. We shall see! I have a meeting there today & they are going to talk about financial aid.