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Did you know that?
?the average cost of attending a four-year college today is well over $80,000?
?by 2018, a four-year public college
education will cost more than $150,000?
Source: College Board's "Trends in College
As the costs of pursuing education continue to rise, it's important to have a plan for funding your education. If you or your parents do not have savings to pay for education, explore financial aid.
Click on the following financial aid links for information.
Scholarships are offered by businesses, organizations, colleges, universities, and government agencies.
Grants are offered by a variety of government and private organizations. They are divided into two main categories:
- Pell Grants
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
Loans are a form of financial aid from a private institution that are secured by you or a parent. Loans must be repaid with interest.
Main loan options are:
- Stafford Loan
- Perkins Loan
- PLUS Loan
Other Forms of Financial Aid
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