CLASS OF 2013
I Was Going To College
I Just Needed
JUNIOR COLLEGE WAS MY ONLY CHOICE
Then Kathe Lee came to my school. I was one of the best students in my school but so was my sister and she did not get a penny when she went to Tech. She had $36,000 in loans her first year!
I figured if I went to the local junior college, used my student aid, and worked part time, I could maybe go to a state university at some point. Then Kathe came to our school and said there was a way for any student to get into a good college and get it paid for. She offered a free trial program for everyone in my class.
WHAT TO DO AND WHEN TO DO IT
Every month I would get an email. It just appeared in my inbox. I'd click on the link and it would tell me exactly what to do for the next month to stay on track for admissions and aid. Somehow the program knew what grade I was in and what I should be doing for that month. It told me what classes to take in high school, what tests to take and when to take them. It even told me how to prep for each test. Following the steps, I ended up in the top 10% of my class but I did not have to do all the AP classes my sister did. Instead, the program told me to volunteer. And then later it told me to fill out applications for service scholarships.
My senior year, the directions got even more personal. Instead of focusing on tests and academics, which were pretty much a done deal by 12th grade, my monthly emails told me how to select a college that would reward a high school record just like mine. It told me when to apply and how. It even provided me with the links for my apps.
I got into all but 2 of the universities I applied to. I got money at all of them but some of that was private loans. At Pepperdine, JB, and Wesleyan, I got the money I needed and less than $5,500 in federal student loans. These were expensive private schools and I could get my degree for the cost of one year at many college. Wesleyan had the horses I loved and a great reputation for business so the decision was actually pretty easy. I was beyond thrilled.
My Dad Says, Thanks! ☺