Paying for College
Financial Aid 101
If you’re concerned you won’t be able to pay for college on your own, you’re not alone. Most students can’t afford to pay for college entirely out of pocket. The good news is that most students qualify for some form of financial aid, regardless of academic merit or financial need. Scholarships, grants, federal work-study programs, and loans can all help to cover the cost of your degree or certificate.
To get the most financial aid available to you, it’s important to start early by submitting your FAFSA and research scholarships and grants. There are hundreds of thousands of students applying for financial aid each year. The sooner you apply, the better your chances of defraying as much of the cost of your degree or certificate as possible.