Pay for College
Explore college costs and plan how you'll pay for your degree or certificate.
Apply for Aid
You can pay for college out of pocket, but many students need help — that is, some form of financial aid. Financial aid is money that comes from the federal government, the state, a college, or a private organization. To obtain aid, you'll generally have to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid though some forms of aid require other applications also. The process is simple enough, but every year, some students forego college because they think they can't afford it and won't qualify for financial aid. Don't be that student. The truth is you probably qualify for some type of aid. Also, applying costs nothing, and the benefits of college are too many to pass up.