The moment you or your child gets into college brings a lot of mixed emotions. While you are thrilled for the future, proud of the success, and excited for this accomplishment, you are also likely feeling a bit anxious, if not terrified, about how you will pay for this next step in their or your life. You are justified in feeling this way, but should feel at ease knowing that there are options out there for paying for college. Here are a few of the most popular.

Apply for Scholarships

There are a ton of scholarships available, so it’s important to do your research about what is out there. Speak with a financial aid advisor for help on what the school accepts and what scholarships may fit your criteria. You never know what you may get, so apply to as many scholarships as possible. Everglades University suggests a few scholarships, which can be viewed here, while a whole plethora of scholarships can be found here.

Fill out the FAFSA

FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the form used to determine how much federal aid a student is eligible for. When a student is accepted for federal aid, they are better able to pay for their tuition, along with other things they will need like books and room and board. Federal student aid is a part of the U.S. Department of Education and is the largest provider of student financial aid in America.

Take Out a Loan

Taking out a loan may not be your favorite option, but it can be the most helpful. Whether you take out a federal student loan or a private loan, this may help alleviate some current stress about paying for not only tuition, but also room and board, books, and food. Just make sure you explore all your options and pay attention to interest rates: you don’t want to regret the loan you take out once you graduate and payments begin.

Financial Aid from Your School

A great place to start when searching for financial aid is your school. Try giving them a call and explaining your financial situation. Some schools may give you a break on your tuition, help you with scholarships as mentioned above, or figure out a payment plan that works for you. Whatever they help you with, it can be the difference between attending and not attending, so take advantage of this!

If you are concerned with paying for your tuition at Everglades University, contact our team to learn more about how we can help you. You can visit our website or contact us by phone at 888-854-8308.