Besides just finding a school, applying to the school, and getting
accepted into the school, I also need to worry about how I'm going to pay
for it? Don't worry, sometimes the biggest obstacle to attending college
is believing that it is too expensive. The truth is that it is possible
for everyone to find ways to pay for an education. But, you have to be
willing to look for them.
aid is money in the form of loans, grants, and employment that is
available to students to help pay the cost of their higher education.
Financial aid comes from the federal government, which is the largest
provider of aid, as well as state governments, schools, and a variety of
other public and private sources.
Most people start the financial aid process shortly after being
accepted into a school. But if your smart you will have prepared long
before the fat envelope arrives. If you wait until youˇ¦ve been accepted,
their grants and scholarships may already be gone. The same thing applies
to all areas of financial aid, scholarships, loans, everything. Its the
early bird that catches the worm, so the sooner you start, the better.
Federal Government Aid
Here you'll find information about the various forms of aid available from
the federal government.
These are great sources of financial aid because,
unlike loans, they don't have to be paid back.
Aid resources for veterans and their dependents, and for students
interested in pursuing careers in the military.
Volunteering can not only help the disadvantaged, but it can provide money
for your college education. Learn about the National Service Scholarships
Program, AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and Senior Corps.
State Government Aid
Look here for pointers to state aid programs and residency requirements
for in-state tuition.
The HOPE Scholarship Credit establishes a tax credit for higher education.
Federal Work Study Program provides jobs for students with demonstrated
need established from the FAFSA. The jobs tend to be community service
work or work that is directly related with your course of study.
College Controlled Aid
From financial aid policies and procedures, to tuition payment plans, and
school-specific scholarships and fellowships, look here for information on
college controlled aid.
Many institutions, both public and private, hold contests that
offer cash scholarships to students.