Financial Aid Resources

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Financial Aid

For most students, going to college is a rite of passage to adulthood, and for many adults, going back to school offers a chance at promotion and a better career. Yet paying for college has become increasingly difficult. Use the Financial Aid Web Guide to find Web resources that can help you fund your education.

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Financial Aid Resources

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.

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College Scholarships and Grants

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.

Top Sites for College Scholarships and Grants

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Student Loan Resources

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.

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