gottadance07 Posted July 17, 2011 Report Share Posted July 17, 2011 I am a retired ballet dancer and have lived in New York City for two years. I've done a little bit of freelance performing but have found myself devoting the majority of my time to working my day job and paying the intensely high NY rent. Very recently, I decided to apply for school - I skipped college entirely to dance professionally and am now ready and excited to commit to higher ed. A couple of days ago, I was beyond elated (!!!!) to receive my acceptance to Columbia University for this upcoming fall semester. My question? How do I get started with paying for this? I am a likely candidate for pell grants and am going to scour every resource I can for scholarship applications. I do not want to incur crippling debt that will take twenty years to pay off so how I proceed with this process is critical. Unfortunately, I missed the FAFSA deadline for fall (am still on time for spring, thankfully) so that is out for the time being. I just need to accumulate sufficient funds to pay for my first semester. I will be a part-time student and am going to keep a very light course load so I don't get in over my head financially from the beginning. Any advice and resources would be great!! Quote Link to comment
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