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.
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.
We are providing an overview of loan and scholarship programs and not all loan and scholarship programs described on CashCourse may be available at your college and university. Talk to your financial aid office to find out what options are available to you.