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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

  • Compete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Check for Scholarships by local organizations such as your church, parent’s employer, and clubs such as the YMCA, 4-H Club, Elks, Masons, and Kiwanis. 
  • Talk to the admissions of financial aid offices at the schools you’re considering.  Many offer academic scholarships or special talents.  Such as Athletics or performing arts.
  • Search the Internet for helpful financial aid information as websites such as:


(Avoid online scholarship searches of agencies that charge fees for their services)

It’s best to use savings or financial aid to pay for college.  However, it may not be possible.  Remember, there is always a way to go to college.  It may be that you have to borrow the money from a student loan lender.

Types of financial aid
Scholarships - Special awards given for a variety of reasons including academic or athletic
Grants - Money given based on financial need that doesn’t have to be paid back
Work Study - Money earned by working part time at the college
Loans – Borrowed money