“Financial aid is one of the most important and least understood aspects of continuing education after high school. There are several ways in which students can find money to help pay for their post-secondary education. In fact, the entire educational system in the U.S. is set up to make higher education accessible to all sectors of our population.” Ross Nelson, UCSF
Free money available through site or federal government, to assist students with college related costs. Grant eligibility is based on financial need and is determined by filling out the FAFSA. The new 2020–21 FAFSA form is available online at studendaid.ed.gov. Click here to visit the fafsa page.
Remember, some states and schools have limited funds, so don’t delay! To begin your application, select the “START HERE” button on the FAFSA homepage or download the myStudentAid app for iOS and Android.
Free money offered by schools, businesses, organizations, government, and other sources to help students pay for college related expenses. These links are a great place to start your scholarship search: www.fastweb.com andwww.collegeboard.com.
Federal Work Study
Money is earned for tuition and fees usually by working a flexible job on campus. The job duties may be related to your college major.
Federal Student Loans
Easily accessible, low-interest student loans to help pay for college. many people fear student loans because they must be paid back. While it is good to be responsible about debt, remember: You will significantly increase your earning potential by continuing your education! Visit the Federal student aid website here.
Financial Aid Calculator
FinAid’s custom calculators can help you figure out how much school will cost, how much you need to save and how much aid you’ll need. Visit FinAid.org’s custom calculator here.