Pay for College

Learn how to get college money and who provides it.

Money is out there

Don't let anyone fool you. Lack of money is no reason to decide not to go to college. The money's out there. You just need to know where to look.

How can I get money to get me to college?

  • When the time comes, apply for gift aid — or free money — like scholarships and grants that don't have to be paid back.
  • Earn and save money yourself by working part-time or during the summers.
  • Encourage your family to save for your future education if they are not already.
  • And if all else fails, you can always borrow money in the form of student loans that you can pay back later.

Who provides the money?

  • The federal government and state governments provide different forms of financial student aid
  • Organizations and private groups or individuals who want to help students get to college often award student aid.
  • Businesses often provide scholarships to students who excel in certain subjects.
  • Colleges award scholarships to students who excel academically, athletically, and/or have other talents.


You might not qualify for every kind of aid, but you will almost certainly qualify for some kind of aid.

For more information...

Talk to your high school counselor about the possibilities of receiving aid for your situation. Or ask the TG experts at (888) 311-8881. They can tell you more than you thought anyone ever knew about financial aid.

The money is out there. Let someone help you find it.

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