Ask Cappex

In Paying for College on May 19, 2016

Many of our students have questions about college admissions, financial aid and scholarships. Our Ask Cappex section is here to help! Our expert Mark Kantrowitz can answer your questions about paying for college and getting into your dream school. 

If you'd like to participate, email ask (at) with your question and you could see the answer posted on our site! You can see questions from other students below: 

Does FAFSA money need to be repaid?
Should I file the FAFSA if my parents are separated?

Do my parents make too much money for me to get financial aid?
What's the average private scholarship worth?
How does merit aid work?
What are the best places to find scholarships?
How does the CSS PROFILE work?

Should I be worried if colleges aren't contacting me?
How do some students have a GPA over 4.0?

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