University of Louisville Associate Director for Financial Aid gives advice on college funds


By Hannah Clere

Editor’s Note: These tips go along with a story about how to avoid college debt on Page 3 of the print edition of The Bagpiper on May 19. 

Below are tips from University of Louisville Associate Director for Financial Aid Michael Abboud on how to avoid debt in college.

  • Apply for scholarships early (even junior year)
  • Use your school’s resources
  • Talk to your academic advisor
  • Get tutoring if you need to get grades up for applications
  • Make sure you only take out loans of a reasonable amount
  • Make sure the amount you borrow is in line with your career goals
  • File your FAFSA early (October)

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