You just received your college tuition bill and realize that you still need about $3,000 to cover all your expenses. Worst of all, the money is due in three weeks. Unfortunately, your parents are tapped out and your bank account is completely empty. In a panic, you turn to the Internet and starting applying for every scholarship you can find. As the days tick by, you patiently wait for a check that never comes. Does this sound familiar?
Here at ScholarshipExperts.com, we often get flooded with calls and emails in late July and early August from students desperately seeking financial assistance. These students may have miscalculated their total cost of attendance, or perhaps they overestimated the total amount of financial aid they might receive from their schools. Whatever the reason, they all have two things in common. One, they neglected to have a back-up plan in place, just in case their financial aid packages fell through. And two, they started the scholarship search process about six months too late.