Now that you have decided to go to college you have to figure out how to pay for it. This page will help with understanding the process as well as assistance applying for financial aid.

 

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Financial Aid Basics

  • What is financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Scams – when you are looking for funding beware of these scams.
  • Cost of Attendance – The cost of college is going up each year so you will have to contact individual schools to find out what tuition and room and board will cost. If you do not currently have health insurance you will have to pay for it through the school. Click here to apply for medicaid.
  • Money 101 – Link provides budgeting tools and resources for increasing your financial IQ
  • Explanation of Financial Aid Terms – All the terms that are used can be confusing here is list of the terms that are commonly used and what they mean
  • How to Complete the FAFSA? – This link will guide you through the process and tell you what documents you will need.

Hint: Remember if you were in foster care on or after the age of 13 you qualify to file as an independent student

 

How to fund your education

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