THE ABCs OF COLLEGE
A fee required after a student has been accepted to secure a spot in the incoming class. Talk to your admissions representative -- some schools will waive the deposit or make a payment plan for students with financial need.
Encompasses all forms of financial assistance for school, including grants, scholarships, and loans.
- Personal or academic accomplishments
- Personal hardship
- Academic difficulty
Make sure you ask for feedback from others and plan for many drafts and revisions to get it just right. Check out these examples of exceptional personal statements.