Help Me Pay for College
With or without My Parents' Checkbook
Do I need this EduGuide?
Yes, if you’re a high school student who wants to go to college, but you’re not sure you can afford it, this EduGuide is for you. Learnabout financial aid for students, scholarships, grants, and loans, as well as other steps you can take to make college affordable.
How does it work?
help you know where you stand.
give you the background information you need to make a decision.
help you take immediate action. Choose one or go through them all.
What will I learn from this EduGuide?
What questions to ask a college financial aid officer
How the classes you take in high school can save you money in college
Where to sign up for free scholarship information
What types of student loans are available and how they differ
How community service can help you pay off your student loans
What can I do in 15 minutes? Find out how much you know about financial aid by taking the quiz, “Do I know How to Pay for College?” Sign up and complete a personal profile on a free scholarship search web site. Make an appointment with your highschool guidance counselor to review your class schedule to make sure you are taking classes that will help save you money incollege.
What can I do in one hour? Talk with your parents about how you and they can pay for your college education, reviewing your options for loans, scholarships, and other opportunities.
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