Ch 7: Paying for College

About This Chapter

This chapter's video lessons can help you explore some of your financial aid options. You can also find out how to successfully apply for work-study positions, scholarships and other types of aid.

Paying for College: Chapter Summary

The cost of an education combined with the sheer number of financial aid options out there can make paying for college seem like a herculean task. Fortunately, our guidance counselors can provide you with plenty of tips and advice. Let them help you fill out the federal application form used to determine your eligibility for certain types of financial aid, introduce you to work-study options and show you how to find scholarships. This chapter includes:

Submitting the FAFSA

The first step towards receiving financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Let our guidance counselors explain what types of information you'll need to fill out this form. Also, find out why it is so important, so you can make the most of the application process.

Understanding work-study options

Find out who qualifies for this type of aid and learn what it entails. If this type of part-time employment sounds like a good fit, we can also show you how to obtain a work-study position that suits your needs and interests.

Applying for scholarships

School-specific, skill-specific and private scholarships can drastically reduce the cost of your college education. Use these lessons to discover tips for finding and successfully applying for this type of financial aid. Our guidance counselors can also give you advice on how to gauge which scholarships are best suited for you and which ones may not be worth investing your time and effort in applying.

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