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Paying for School

Many college students finance their education with a combination of savings, loans, part-time work or credit cards. There are ways to help you finance school, do the things you want to do, and still have a financially fit future. But being proactive is the most important step.

What financial resources are available?

You and your family have the responsibility of planning and paying for college. Your funding options come from:
  • Scholarships
  • Prepaid or college savings plans
  • Personal savings
  • Money from work (summer, part-time, etc.)

If you still need additional money, you'll need to turn to:

  • The federal government
  • Institutional and state aid
  • Private loans

Financing school involves understanding a few key areas. There's no need to be overwhelmed. The steps are simple. First, let's start with how to borrow wisely.

If you'd like guidance, our advisors are here to help. Schedule a financial advising session today.