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What is preventing you from going to school?

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  • I Can’t Afford It

    Here’s where to start: FAFSA. It stands for "Free Application for Federal Student Aid” and you can find them here: www.fafsa.ed.gov It can be confusing, so don’t be afraid to ask for help from a counselor, family, friend or an admissions office. A FAFSA will help you increase the amount of aid you can receive from federal, state and institutional sources. It looks scary at first, but don't be intimidated. Filling out a FAFSA may be the key to becoming a student.

  • I Can’t Afford It

    It’s important to know how much your degree is going to cost you. On our site, you can view costs and starting salaries of hundreds of programs to understand how much financial aid you’ll need to complete the program you’re interested in. Once you know the financial impact, every school has financial aid counselors whose jobs are to make it easier for you. They’ll help you fill out the forms you need and gather the right documents. You don’t have to do it alone.

  • I Can’t Afford It

    Scholarships are not just for "straight A" students and athletes. Nearly 80 percent of first-time, full-time students nationwide receive some kind of financial aid.* You are very likely to get help if you seek it out.

    * U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2017) 

     

  • I Can’t Afford It

    Not necessarily! Some of the schools with a high “sticker price” have money for scholarships from their own financial resources. As a result, they have more to give to students in the form of scholarships. After taking financial aid into consideration, a seemingly more expensive school may be more affordable than one with a lower list price. Investigate your options and compare.

  • I Can’t Afford It

    OK, it’s true, education isn’t cheap. BUT, the good news is that there are hundreds of different ways, including student loans, scholarships, grants, state/local/federal aid and endowments, that will help you pay for it. It’s true that you probably won’t find one financial aid option that covers all of it, and you may have to work. You can use our site to review degree costs, starting salaries of graduates and total financial impact over your new career and make a smart, informed decision.