College costs a lot of money. How are you going to pay for it? Colleges will expect you and your family to pay what you can. Then there are scholarships, grants, and loans to help you with the rest.
One essential in paying for college: COMPLETE AND SUBMIT YOUR FAFSA as early as possible after January 1 of your senior year. The FAFSA is your key to federal and state financial aid.
Aid comes from different sources: Federal and state governments, colleges and universities, and private groups and foundations. Tap into all sources of free aid—scholarships and grants—first. Then use low-interest government loans. Never pay for your education with a credit card!