• Financial Aid

    Financial aid is divided into two categories: loans and grants.

    • Loans need to be repaid after graduating from college.
    • Grants do not need to be repaid and are given by colleges and other organizations.
    • Use the net price calculator on college websites to estimate your costs.
    • Two great resources for learning everything about financial aid: types of payment for college, loan types, loan repayment:

    http://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/

    http://www.saltmoney.org/index.html

    What is the FAFSA?

     FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    • Used by schools to determine your eligibility for loans and grants
    • Allows you to determine your eligibility for loans and grants based on your parents' income.
    • Requires a PIN, which you should get in the fall of your senior year.
    • Use the FAFSA forecaster for an early estimate of eligibility for federal aid as well as some state need-based grants. (Click "continue" after you follow this link.)