Don't ignore the value of scholarships, grants and other awards in helping you pay for your education.
Be sure to file the FAFSA on time every year to maintain your financial aid. Check out the college and departmental scholarships that are offered to see which might be appropriate for you.
63% file a Free applicaton for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The Free Application to Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) provides students access to federal, state, and institutional funds. The FAFSA takes in to account several financial and household factors in the determintation of the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
2626 is the Median Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
The EFC is a measure of a family’s financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established by law. Schools use the EFC to determine federal student aid eligibility and financial aid award. Note: The EFC is not the amount of money that a family will have to pay for college nor is it the amount of federal student aid a student will receive..
38% are Eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.
The Federal Pell Grant is a need-based grant from the federal government intended for undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree.
30% Receive Scholarship Funds
Scholarship funds can take the form of state, institutional, and private funds. Scholarships can be merit-based or need-based. Need-based scholarships use the FAFSA & EFC calculation to determine the “financial need” of the student.
These are just a few of the many scholarship web sites available to you. This web page is meant as a tool to help you get started, but we recommend that you do additional research to find the right scholarship for you.