Paying For College: How do folks do it these days?

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    By the way has any else been on UK’s campus recently? It’s ridiculous. If you question why tuition is so expensive just take a look at the new dorms. The new student center will be open soon as well. If you went to UK 10 years ago I’m not sure you would recognize the campus today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Is she thinking about applying for GSP?
    Yes she has, made it out of school selection and now waiting to find out if she gets it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    By the way has any else been on UK’s campus recently? It’s ridiculous. If you question why tuition is so expensive just take a look at the new dorms. The new student center will be open soon as well. If you went to UK 10 years ago I’m not sure you would recognize the campus today.
    A lot of schools have went through a building boom over the last 10 years or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Yes she has, made it out of school selection and now waiting to find out if she gets it or not.
    Good luck! It’s an amazing experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Good luck! It’s an amazing experience.
    I hope she makes it but she doesn't have her hopes up, there were so many from her school that moved in the selection process. I really hope she makes it, it would make her SOOOOOOOOOO Happy!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    I hope she makes it but she doesn't have her hopes up, there were so many from her school that moved in the selection process. I really hope she makes it, it would make her SOOOOOOOOOO Happy!!!!!

    Good luck! My youngest son was accepted to GSP and receieved a full academic ride to EKU. He used his KEES $$ for the things the scholly wouldn't pay. The deal I had with my kids was if you get a full ride you get a new car. He was the only one of the four to take advantage of that deal.

    Using KEES for anything other than tuition could change in the Gov proposed budget (no opinion for politics just what I have read).

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    When I graduated high school, I had so many opportunities available to me. I had full scholarship offers to Union College and Pikeville College. But my dad had died in a car accident and I was just angry about a lot of things. I let those opportunities pass me by with the understanding that I'd go back.

    I regret that decision to this day, as I've been taking classes here and there for the better part of the last decade. It's tough, but I may have that degree before I'm 40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    Good luck! My youngest son was accepted to GSP and receieved a full academic ride to EKU. He used his KEES $$ for the things the scholly wouldn't pay. The deal I had with my kids was if you get a full ride you get a new car. He was the only one of the four to take advantage of that deal.

    Using KEES for anything other than tuition could change in the Gov proposed budget (no opinion for politics just what I have read).
    I took advantage of this deal with my parents as well. Didn’t get the car until I graduated college though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    My daughter's sophomore ACT score (and her GPA) is high enough to get her free tuition at most state schools...hope fully she bumps it up high enough to get some room and board covered as well.
    Something I’m going thru now. I have a junior and we have been exploring colleges. Each school is totally different in how much they offer. ACT anywhere from 28-31 will get you most of, if not all of your school paid. We have been looking at UK, UL, Transylvania and Georgetown right now and the private schools are just as competitive cost wise as the public’s. It seems they tend to offer more scholarship money. My daughter didn’t take the ACT as sophomore. She is actually taking it next weekend but carries 4.1 weighted GPA so I’m hoping for a good score. The ACT score determines how much money you get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    My daughter's sophomore ACT score (and her GPA) is high enough to get her free tuition at most state schools...hope fully she bumps it up high enough to get some room and board covered as well.
    Friend daughter 4.3 GPA / 33 ACT
    $1500 from UK

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    Students should look to community colleges as an option. At least for a couple of years.

    Work as much as possible while going to school. I had two jobs for a significant part of my time in school. Some of my friends had full-time jobs while also being full-time students. Especially work your butt off during the summer.

    College costs have absolutely skyrocketed, no question. But I think there are a lot of options available, even though they may not be ideal.

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    Double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelPops View Post
    Friend daughter 4.3 GPA / 33 ACT
    $1500 from UK
    $1500?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    Students should look to community colleges as an option. At least for a couple of years.

    Work as much as possible while going to school. I had two jobs for a significant part of my time in school. Some of my friends had full-time jobs while also being full-time students. Especially work your butt off during the summer.

    College costs have absolutely skyrocketed, no question. But I think there are a lot of options available, even though they may not be ideal.
    One friend in particular was from Valparaiso. He worked summers at a fireworks store & averaged 80 to 100 hours a week. He had little summer social life, but little student loan debt too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    $1500?
    Correct. Applied for all of the top scholarships.

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