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Paying for college

Finishing your degree is an investment of time and energy and money - but it is a valuable investment in your future. Research shows that the more education you have, the more money you potentially earn. The impact of completing your degree can have a big influence on your financial future.

There are many ways to pay for college including grants, loans, scholarships, employer-based assistance and military benefits. The financial aid office at your college or university will be able to help you decide which options are best for you.

Financial Aid

To find out what kind of federal financial help you qualify for, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. It may seem like a lot of work, but you won't know what you qualify for unless you apply.

If you aren't ready to complete the FAFSA, you might want to look at the FAFSA4caster to get an estimate of how much aid you might quality for.

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