How to Afford College

How to Afford College

Deciding on the right college can be tough. When you factor in the cost, it can make or break your decision to apply. Ultimately, there are ways to cut down on the cost 1) if you look in the right places and 2) if you know what to look for.
  • Apply for scholarships and loans early. Certain scholarship programs or federal financial aid awards are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Search for specific scholarships. There are a number of scholarships solely devoted to rewarding a student’s interests, hobbies and club affiliations.
  • Research “work colleges.” These colleges offer FREE or reduced tuition in exchange for student work.
  • Save early. Opening an Education IRA while your children are young.