The financial aid office is here to help you make sense of your financial situation, whether it's scholarships, loans, or anything else. Your time in college is meant to prepare you for the future, and this should include preparing you to handle money on your own.
I had an idea of what college would be like. In all my high school musings, I always pictured myself having the time of my life in college. Late night food runs and heart-to-hearts, road trips, and cool events on campus. Even studying for classes and taking tests were fun at my imaginary college. I do not attend my imaginary college. My time at Mississippi College has been transformative. The people I've met, the texts I've read, the pages I've written, and the questions I've asked have caused me to grow.
I'm over halfway through my 21st year of life, and yes, it's still quite weird to acknowledge that I am in my "20s." Surprisingly, living through two decades of life doesn't magically teach you maturity or time-management skills, but your 20s are a great time to learn these things! I'm not an expert yet, but I'm pretty sure your 20s some of the best and hardest years of your life. Here's a few things I wish I had known on the threshold of my teens and twenties.