Is there a test to get free money for college?

My parents are telling me that they is a test you can take to get free money for college. They said it wasn’t FAFSA so I wasn’t sure what it is.

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  • 6 months ago

    As others have said, PSAT/NMQST . Many students are casual about the PSAT, thinking it's just a warm-up that doesn't count, but there is real money on the line.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    If you have high enough sat scores to be a national merit scholar. That’s probably what they were talking about. It’s also used for scholarships.

  • 6 months ago

    If you got an exceedingly high score on your PSATs, you would qualify for a National Merit Scholarship, which would pay for any college of your choice... but you would probably know if you got that - it's a big deal!

  • drip
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    No, there isn’t a test to take to get free money for college.

    Scholarships provide money that doesn’t have to be repaid. There are many different scholarships with different requirements. Scholarships direct for your university usually based on your HS GPA. Or an athletic, dance or music scholarship.

    The Pell Grant can help pay your tuition and doesn’t have to be repaid. You need to apply for it.

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  • 6 months ago

    Certain colleges do give awards if you maintain a certain GPA or have had a good GPA throughout Highschool. But there isn't a test for it per se. But your SAT score could allow you to obtain a scholarship, but this is all dependent on the school.

  • 6 months ago

    Your parents fill out the FAFSA form with their financial information. That gets processed and the results sent to any schools that have accepted you. They tell you how much financial aid they can offer you in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. That includes Pell grants. There are some universities who are recruiting students and making financial aid offers based on grades and SAT scores. Those are often the smaller private schools.

    • John6 months agoReport

      No, filling out a FAFSA is NOT your parents' job. They are not the ones applying for aid. You're a big boy now, and you need to do your own homework from now on, it's no longer ok to have mommy and daddy do it for you. You will need their help with one small section, but the rest is entirely on you.

  • NONAME
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    It is fafsa...But you have to apply seprately for the grands such as the pell grant...there was a website when I was in college that had all the links to grants and such all in one place...i dont know the name but surely a similar website exists today?

    • John6 months agoReport

      It is NOT fafsa. FAFSA is an application, not a test. And it IS the application for every type of federal aid, including the Pell Grant.

  • Eva
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    FAFSA isn't a test, it's an application. They may have been referencing a SAT which is a test that colleges use as part of the selection procedure. It does not guarantee money for college. Go to your school guidance counselor to find out when the test is and what other resources and scholarships may be available. You have to seek these out. People aren't just going to hand you money.

  • .
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    In a number of schools, academic scholarships are automatically granted to incoming freshman based on their high school GPA and test scores on the ACT or SAT. No application is required. Texas Tech in one example of a university that does that.

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