The process of applying for admission, scholarships, need-based financial aid, educational and private loans can be an overwhelming process. However, do not rule out any college because of its cost until you find out what financial options are available. Sticker price is not always as it seems. Need-based financial aid, merit-based assistance, and creative financing options can make any college accessible and affordable.
For your convenience, a Financing a College Education “To Do” list is available in the sidebar. This document will guide you through the process and help you with timeline and deadlines for scholarships and financial assistance. We have also included “Myths and Facts,” as well as a list of question to ask financial aid officers on your school visits.
As you schedule your college meetings with your college counselors, please remember that there are many resources available to you and your children to learn about the scholarship and financial aid process.