Paying for College
Congratulations on your decision to go to college and making an investment on your future!
Many parents and students wonder how they will pay for the cost of a college education. There are many ways to fund an education. Typically, the cost of an education can be funded by one or multiple sources: scholarships, federal, state, private, educational institution, and family sources.
Apply to Financial Aid
The first and most important step is to determine what type of funding you are eligible for. How do you accomplish this? By filling out a FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA). Regardless of your financial situation, it is highly recommended that you fill out a FAFSA anyways – its FREE and there is no obligation. You do not have to wait to be accepted by an educational institution to submit a FAFSA.
After you complete and submit the FAFSA, expect to receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) in the mail, which will list what you qualify for. Schools that you list on the FAFSA will also receive the results. Once you have the Student Aid Report (SAR), contact the Financial Aid Office and you are on your way to funding your education!