Financial Aid refers to any program that helps in college funding and costs associated with being a student. This includes tuition, scholarships, living expenses, textbook costs and more. Aid can come from any number of sources including: state, local and federal government, professional organizations and many others.
Find out eligibility, document requirements and process for getting financial aid. Details include: categories of grants and scholarships; financial aid options; tips on reducing cost of college and more.
Learn all about expected family contribution or EFC and estimate the cost to attend college.
View our comprehensive guide to financing and paying for college. Details include: CSS, EFC, FAFSA, Financial Aid Award/ Package, Target Colleges, Tips for Private Aid, Student Aid Report and more.
Find out all about completing the FAFSA for getting federal aid for college or graduate school. Tap into our exclusive FAFSA FAQ section to get details on how, when to obtain, submit the FAFSA and more.
Learn about the various options and types of financial aid available. Get details on financial aid (including Pell Grant, federal student loans, scholarships and federal work-study).
Obtain detail financial aid answers and information in our frequency asked question section.
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