Read a Spanish-language version of this guide.
To pay for school, you'll need to find money from several different sources, including grants, scholarships and loans. The Web is an excellent place to begin your research on financial aid resources.
The most enticing way to pay for college is to get free money through college scholarships and grants, and work-study. Most schools offer scholarships for academic achievement or excellence in sports. There's also an array of grants and work-study funds available to students that qualify.
The federal government offers by far the best student loans for education. The interest rate, servicing and payment options offered by the federal government beat private loans hands down. Unfortunately federal loans are limited and usually only cover the cost of tuition. Use the student loan resources here to find additional help paying for higher education.