Pay for Your Education

Can you afford the education you need to achieve your goals? You have many options to get training or a degree. Start planning how to pay for your education.

Before you apply to schools, update your budget. Know how much you can afford to pay for training.

What are your financial aid choices?
Many students get financial aid that is used to pay for tuition, books, or other costs.

Types of Financial Aid
Grants and scholarships are awards you don't have to pay back. Grants mostly come from the government, such as the Federal Pell Grant. Scholarships can come from a school, community group, business, or the government. Some scholarships are for people who don't have much money. Others are for people who are good at sports, have good grades, or have a special talent. Check with the school you want to go to for scholarships that fit you.
There are many kinds of loans. Each has a different interest rate and rules. Some well-known loans are the Stafford, Perkins, PLUS, and SELF.
Work study might offer you a method of working to pay for some of your tuition or the cost of books.

Online Financial Aid Resources

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