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To get Loan or not to get loan? [howard] Posted on 04-22-2008
Dallas

Hi...Okay, i applied, got accepted, got excited ...blah blah..da usual...but den when i opened that finaid package... ..yea, exactly my reaction...with all da *Swag* Howard seems to have, dey offered me $20,000.....of loans dat is....no free money? check this good gpa good sats $0 free money? okay...anyway, regardless, I reallllly really want to go to Howard. I visited the campus in the fall and thats where I see myself. But the loan thing is the problem? Does anyone of you recommend I take such a loan to go there, or I should just go to a crappy a## in state college? please help
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theTRUTH replied on 04-22-2008 08:02PM [Reply]
I tell all incoming freshmen this: Do not look just at Howard University for money. There are soooo many outside scholarships available....all you have to do is research and look on the net. Lots of folks at HU have their education paid for by other sources outside of the university. If you cant find a scholarship anywhere and Howard is your first choice, take out a loan freshmen year, get those good grades so that you will have scholarship money by the time you are a sophomore.
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Dallas replied on 04-23-2008 09:51AM [Reply]
Hey, thanks so much...because many people told me money wasnt the problem, then other people were like "loans!!!...no way"...and i've been thinking that too...thanks so much...
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iRep504 replied on 04-23-2008 10:02AM [Reply]
Ah... LOANS.. Run... FAR..and FAST. If its more than 10,000/year in loans...I say no.
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theTRUTH replied on 04-23-2008 10:25AM [Reply]
iRep504 wrote:
Ah... LOANS.. Run... FAR..and FAST. If its more than 10,000/year in loans...I say no.
I would agree that loans need to be a last resort, BUT....it all depends on that person's financial situation. If Dallas has absolutely no other way to pay for school then I would say get a loan. But that is of course after all other options have been exhausted...
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