How To Pay for College

How to pay for college is a question on many parents' and students' minds. With costs rising at well above the national rate of inflation, many are looking for solutions.

How To Pay for College

Each of these tips/methods alone is a powerful way for you to handle some of your college costs. When implemented together, though, you'll likely find that paying for college is easier than you expected!

Many states offer grants  (that you don't need to pay back) that you can take advantage of today. These grants can go a long way towards helping you with your college costs. 

Grants From the Government

Many schools across the US offer need-based financial aid, meaning they will help you cover the portion of your tuition and college costs that you can't afford.

Financial Aid From the School


 A scholarship is a grant or payment made to a student to support their education, awarded based on academic or extracurricular achievement, and (if used right) can go a long way towards helping you pay for college.

Student Loans

If you aren't eligible for any financial aid and can't access any grants, you can still get help paying for college through student loans. When considering student loans, always prioritize federal loans over private ones.

Some of these might include: - Living off-campus - Making food in your dorm/at home - Choosing to bike or take public transportation instead of driving  - Renting textbooks or getting them for free online instead of buying them

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