34. Financial Aid

Pamela got accepted to Harvard University! Her family friends were excited for her. Harvard was known being hard to get into. Even if you straight As in high school, you could get . You have to also be very involved in , do volunteer work, and write well. Pamela immediately that she wanted to go to Harvard, but was worried about the money. Harvard was a school, so it was expensive.

Two weeks later, got an email from Harvard telling her what got for financial aid. Pamela did not get much aid as she hoped for. There are types of financial aid: grants and loans. Grants good because it is money given to you the school that you do not have to back. For loans, you have to pay it eventually. Harvard offered Pamela a lot of loans not much grants. Pamela told her parents that would not go to Harvard. Her parents told that she should still go. Harvard was a -in-a-lifetime opportunity.

After some thinking, Pamela agreed. She decided she was going to apply for scholarships. She to her school's college center and found several she was qualified for. She applied to a for history majors, one for violinists, one for -Americans, and one for female students. In the end, managed to get $3000 from scholarships. This was good start. She would get a job at while she took classes.