Paying for College
College is expensive. There’s unfortunately no way of getting around that salient fact. But it doesn’t have to break the bank or you and your family. There are a variety of options that can make college affordable.
College Costs and Finances
Whether you are applying to Harvard or your local community college, most likely you or your family will have to pay something. Private institutions are more expensive than public/state colleges, but don't let the costs scare you away from your dream school.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the different kinds of student loans. If your family makes less than $60K a year, you can attend many Ivy League schools for free if you are accepted. Schools and the government are working to make sure you are not saddled with loans for the rest of your life.
Pell, FSEOG, TEACH, Ulysses, Hugh...Ok, scratch the last two. But the others are all possible sources of college money that never have to be repaid. Free money! Learn where to find it and how to get it.
With scholarships, every little bit helps. While it is rare that students get full free rides to any school, it does happen. But by and large scholarships are just a piece of the larger financial puzzle. There are many, many different kinds of scholarships available, though! Seek 'em out!
The percentage of college students who graduate from college with no debt.
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