albert wentz AddedThursday, November 8, 2018 at 1:38 PM What should i do to become an engineer if my family may or may not have financial issues and i'm only a sophomore in high school? I'm interested in aerospace engineering. Related to Aeronautical/Aerospace , Choosing a Degree, Choosing a School, Preparation for College, Self Doubt, Space Reset Sort By Default Katelyn Lichte , DuPont Pioneer Answered Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 9:20 AM Hi Albert, This question hits close to home for me. My parents weren't able to help me with my education finances either. The best thing you can do right now is to start applying for every grant, scholarship, etc that's available. Some of these scholarships can come from writing essays, while others might be based on merit. Either way, apply for as many as you can. It's also a common route to attend community college for two years and then attend an engineering school (this saves a lot of money). Don't underestimate how much money the government/your school might give you too.