Financial Aid

College is expensive. Many students use financial aid in the form of loans to help cover the cost of tuition and books. These articles will explain the ins and outs of college financial aid.

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The cost of a college education continues to rise, making the idea of free financial aid highly attractive. So where do you begin the search for funds?

By Jonathan Atteberry

Financial aid can help reduce the expense of college. So how do you determine how much assistance you're eligible for?

By Jessika Toothman

College is expensive, but fortunately, there are lots of options financial aid options out there. Where do you start when applying for financial aid, and how do you make sure you'll collect the most assistance you can?

By Jessika Toothman


You're sold on the convenience of getting your college degree from the comfort of your couch and computer. Now how exactly are you going to pay for it?

By Meredith Bower

It won't be long now before the banks come looking for that money they lent you to go to college. How do you pay it back? It all depends on what kind of loan you have.

By Stephanie Crawford

There are a lot of costs associated with getting your academic degree, and many people need financial assistance. But how do you determine just how much money you'll need before you're through?

By Nathan Chandler

If you apply early decision, you might increase the likelihood that you'll be accepted into your dream college. But will you hurt your chances to receive financial aid?

By Sarah Winkler


A scholarship is a gift of money that funds your college education. You don't have to be a star football player or straight-A student to get one, but you do need some scholarship savvy. Consider this your crash course in securing cash for college.

By Gallagher Flinn

Most college students have to worry about paying for classes, books, food, and rent. They have to work jobs, study to keep their grades up, and show up for classes on time. So the government began offering Pell Grants to students in need.

By Sarah Siddons

Two kids in college at the same time? Yikes, right? People are managing it today, but what will it be like 15 years from now, especially knowing scholarships and financial aid may only go so far?

Do you need money for your children's college education? Open a 529 plan and start saving while you still have the time.

By Lee Ann Obringer & Ed Grabianowski


There's a lot of assistance out there -- the school you've worked toward is within your reach. Find out about getting money for college.

By Dave Roos & Jim Belvin