Financing Your College Education

While the value of a college education increases each year so does the expense. Educational costs are now at the point where the majority of students require financial aid. To familiarize yourself with the Financial Aid Process take a look at some of the general steps used by most colleges.

  • Obtain the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web (www.fafsa.ed.gov). You and your parents will complete these forms with personal financial information.
  • Some private colleges require an additional form called the PROFILE. You can apply online here: https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/index.jsp.

  • There is often a COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID FORM to be completed and submitted by a given date. This can be found with the application or at the college admissions or financial aid offices of that school.

When funding college, time equals money. Below are links that will help give you a jump start to solving the monetary problems brought on by the expenses of college.

http://www.braintrack.com/financial-aid-articles

http://www.collegegoalsundayct.org

http://www.finaid.org/ 

http://www.financialaidofficer.com/ 

http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html