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Our Best Advice to Help You Pay for a College Education

Don’t think you can afford to go to college? This collection of advice covers scholarships, grants, loans, FAFSA tips, and more ways to make it possible.

The high cost of college may have you wondering if earning your degree is impossible. But with some savvy planning and financial aid know-how, you can make your higher education dreams a reality. It can be overwhelming knowing where to start—we have a ton of advice on the topic in our Financial Aid section, let alone all the other content you’ll find on the internet. That’s why we’ve collected our very best advice for you right here in one place!

Below, you’ll find articles from admission experts, financial planners, and real students on all the ways you and your family can pay for college—we’re talking scholarships and grants, the FAFSA and CSS Profile, savings and loans, and everything in between. Scroll to the bottom for specific information just for parents as well as transfer, graduate, and international students. You can make college affordable—start learning and planning now!  

Financial aid 101

Understanding college costs

The application process

Scholarships and grants

Student loans

FAFSA tips

Financial aid packages

Smart strategies to pay and save

Advice just for parents

Advice just for transfer students

Advice just for graduate students

Advice just for international students

Be sure to check out our Financial Aid section frequently for new articles and advice, and use our Scholarship Search tool to start building your college fund today.

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