Will Older Sibling's College Debt Affect Current Applicant's Outcomes?


I applied to a college that my brother attended for three years before leaving. He and my parents still owe the school money. Will their debt to this college hurt me?

Yes, your outcome at this college could be affected by your family debt. If your brother alone owed the college money, this might not be the case. But if your parents are involved — and you expect their financial support when you matriculate — then the college folks are likely to connect you to your brother and may not admit you if your parents are in arrears.

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