Sep 21, 2017

Paying for College

HomePage_StateSearchWhen all is said and done, paying for college usually ends up costing way more than you thought it would in the beginning. While tuition costs are high enough, as a student you must also take into account paying for books, traveling expenses, a computer, and keeping a roof over your head. For non-traditional students hoping to return to school to jump-start their career, these costs can be overwhelming and even impossible without the help of federal or private lenders.

In this section, you can read articles to help you get the information you need to help you find the right financing for your college education. We cover everything from the basics, including how financial aid works as well as tips on how to win a college scholarship. For a list of hundreds of scholarships, check out our scholarship opportunities page. You will also learn about alternative ways to finance your college education, including loans, and how to save even more money through internships, externships, and work-study programs.


Articles and Resources

Financial Aid Myths

Financial aid is a complex issue with a variety of components that come into play. While there is an abundance of great information available, many myths have also emerged, so it is important to under...[read more...]

Apply for Student Loans

If you are planning to use financial aid to pay for your college education, there is a good chance you will have to apply for student loans. Unlike grants and scholarships, Loans are usually included...[read more...]

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Get More Financial Aid

When most students begin looking at colleges and universities, they often start by researching academic programs and extracurricular activities. Once they receive their financial aid packages, however...[read more...]

Types of Financial Aid

Education costs are rising quickly these days, so it is definitely important to be aware of all of the different types of financial aid available when you are planning how to finance your college educ...[read more...]

Maximize Your Financial Aid Eligibility

So you think you won’t be eligible for financial aid? Did you know there are ways to increase your chances of receiving more federal financial aid? In order to maximize your financial aid eligi...[read more...]

What Do I Need to Fill Out the FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly referred to as the FAFSA, is the only way college students can obtain access to over $150 billion in federal student aid, such as grants, loans, ...[read more...]

Financial Aid Benefits for Veterans Going Back to School

Are you a veteran or do you know someone who has served our country who is considering going back to school? While many military personnel are aware that they can go to college after leaving active du...[read more...]