Applying for financial aid can be as stressful as doing your taxes, but as far as college help goes, the effort can really pay off.
San Antonio Independent School District says that in 2010 around 42 percent of seniors applied for federal student financial aid. In 2012 they almost doubled that number.
Of the eight high schools in the district, 72 percent to 86 percent of seniors applied for financial aid this year.
“All that kind of paperwork is very detailed. Having someone to be able to sit down with you who knows it, to go through it, to get what information you need to do that, is very very helpful,” said SAISD's Leslie Price.
Price says, “Department of Education research shows that 90 percent of students who completed submission of those forms went on to enroll the next year.”