StudentRate Guide to Paying for College

(Christen Luciano and Jennifer Quinn)

So you just got accepted to college and you are really excited to start, except for one problem:

How do you pay for it? Let’s be real. College tuition plus room and board is insanely expensive. It’s almost like the schools do it on purpose to make the most money off you knowing that in today’s world it is nearly impossible to get a good job without some kind of college degree. Basically you have to pay the price they ask. Usually, students and their families don’t have that kind of money to spend, but don’t worry, there are more options than you think to get you through this. From financial aid provided by the school or the government, to loans, grants, scholarships, work study programs, etc. there is something for everyone. Believe it or not, there are people out there who want to help you too. In this guide, you will find information to help you figure out the best options for your situation and how to get started. From personal experience, it’s a lot of work doing the research and filling out the paperwork, but well worth it in the end. I promise!

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