Myths of Aid
Financial Aid Myths and Misperceptions
Myth: My parents make too much money to qualify for financial aid.
Reality: There is no income limit to qualifying for financial aid. Many factors aside from income are taken into account when determining your eligibility.
Myth: Only students with good grades get financial aid.
Reality: While a high GPA does help in qualifying for an Albion scholarship, good grades do not have any impact on your eligibility for need-based financial aid (grants, loans, work-study).
Myth: Only minorities receive financial aid.
Reality: Need-based financial aid funds are based on your financial eligibility, not on any other factor. The FAFSA doesn’t even ask for information regarding race or ethnicity.
Myth: The forms are too hard to fill out.
Reality: The FAFSA is easier than ever, especially if you fill it out online at FAFSA.gov. There are detailed instructions for every question, step by step.