Pay for College
Explore college costs and plan how you'll pay for your degree or certificate.
FAFSA Fact or Fiction
Know your FAFSA? Find out with this online quiz.
Fact: FAFSA information is used to determine eligibility for most federal, state, and institutional aid. Some of this aid is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete and submit your application as soon as possible!
Fact: Completing and submitting the FAFSA costs no money. Do not fall for scams that promise more aid by completing the FAFSA for you for a fee.
Fiction: A great deal of financial aid requires only that you have financial need. Find out the requirements for particular scholarships and grants as you apply for aid.
Fiction: Most students qualify for some type of financial aid, including federal student loans. Financial need is the primary basis for federal financial aid eligibility, but most students have some level of need and qualify for aid. To calculate financial need, schools will subtract your expected family contribution (EFC) from their cost of attendance. They will use your financial need and other factors to put together a financial aid award that can help you pay for your college education.