Finding Money for College


What is Financial Aid?

Scholarships and grants - money that does not have to be paid back
Loans - money that does have to paid back
Work/study - money you have to work for

Where does financial aid come from?

Federal government - Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA)
Colleges and Universities - The schools you are applying to provide your financial aid package each year. They may also have merit and/or need based scholarship money
Other sources - Foundations, corporations, your high school and community

If you want the money, here is what you have to do

Have you heard the expression first come first serve? This definitely applies to financial aid. The sooner you apply, the greater chance you have of receiving it.