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Paying for School

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Know that paying for school is within your reach.

Need to pay for college? Don't know if you can afford it? The world of student aid can be complicated, but you've come to the right place.

Get some practical advice on how to cover all of your school-related expenses. Take a few minutes and see what's available.

  • Student Aid Checklists

    Follow our simple checklists to view some key ways to make sure you can pay for school when the time comes.

  • Dollars and Sense

    Develop common sense about money when you're young, and you'll be rewarded for a lifetime.

  • Student Aid 101

    Get to know the basics of student aid, so you know where to begin and what to look for when it's time to pay for school.

  • Ways to Pay

    Understand the difference between grants, scholarships, loans, and other payment options.

  • Find Grants and Scholarships

    Start searching early and apply for as many grants and scholarships as possible.

  • Student Aid Packages

    Know what each school is offering you and figure out which one requires you to pay the least out of your pocket.

  • Saving and Reducing Costs

    Learn different ways to cut down on the cost of going to school.

  • Avoiding Sticker Shock

    There are a lot of schools out there! Review your options so you aren't caught off guard in the end.

  • Paying for School Q&A

    How much do you really know about student aid? Find out.

  • Calculators

    Use these interactive resources to see how you can make the most of your savings and be in control of your borrowing.