Financial Aid for Students

Learn about getting help paying for school.

Federal Student Financial Aid

Applying for Federal Financial Aid

In order to receive federal student aid, you must fill out and submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Before applying, you may want to review:

If you have questions, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center.

Types of Federal Student Financial Aid

Contact the financial aid office at your school (or the school you're interested in attending) to find out what types of federal, state, and private loans, grants, or scholarships are available.

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Lowering the Cost of College

The U.S. Department of Education's College Affordability and Transparency Center has information on the most affordable colleges.

There are a variety of programs that may help you lower your costs for college:

Check with your school or state department of education to see if they offer loan relief or reduction programs in exchange for your service in a specific field of study for a certain period of time.

Did you know that you may also qualify for tax benefits while pursuing a college degree?

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