Funding Your Future

The idea of paying for your post-secondary education can be daunting. It’s critical to fully understanding how student loans, scholarships, and other payment methods work. The below resources are a starting point to learn about funding options college.

Paying for College 101

Watch our two-part financial aid presentation (video) on the ins and outs of paying for your post-secondary future.

Financial Aid Night – part 1

Financial Aid Night – part 2

This is a completely free course provided by Lendedu.com, geared toward incoming college students to learn about financial aid, scholarships and student loans. The course has four sections with 22 short lectures and takes about 1.5 hours to complete.

Handling Debt

This is an educational website for students and parents that provides tools and resources to help with college-related financial decisions.

FAFSA

FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.

Scholarships

Don’t forget … there are a variety of scholarships available, both local and national. Check out the Scholarships page to learn more.