Paying For College

Understanding the basics of financial aid can help you take ownership of your education. The following resources provide an overview of the financial aid application process. We recommend that you seek additional information by carefully exploring colleges’ financial aid office websites.

Financial Aid Overview

Where does financial aid come from? What determines your eligibility? How do you apply? 

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Financial Aid at Top Colleges

Did you know selective colleges can be less expensive to attend than public or community colleges? We show you how this is possible.

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College Partner Net Price Calculators

Use a net price calculator for a clearer picture of what you can actually afford and what your financial aid package might look like.

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Financial Aid Glossary

Check out important terms you should know about financial aid for attending college.

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