Paying for College
College is one of the biggest expenses you'll have in your lifetime, but it is an investment that will pay off in higher income, expanded career opportunities, and greater personal satisfaction throughout your life. Numerous sources of financial aid can help you and your family pay for college.
The process of locating aid and applying for it can be intimidating. Take it step-by-step and don’t hesitate to ask for assistance from the knowledgeable people at your school's financial aid office. You should also check the online resources listed throughout this site for help, too.
To get started, you can head straight to the sections that answer your most pressing questions. But take some time later to read everything because you may find some more useful information.
The following sections were originally co-written by the National Association for Financial Aid Administrators. More information about this organization can be found at
Not all loan and scholarship programs described on CashCourse may be available at your college and university. We are providing an overview of national loan and scholarship programs. Talk to your financial aid office to find out what options are available at your college or university.
Learn how to navigate your way through the financial aid process here.