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How to Pay for College > What are the Types of Aid Available?

Discover how you can make college affordable by applying for grants and scholarships. Take advantage of federal student loans that can finance your dream and provide easy repayment options after you graduate. You’ll also discover tax benefits, aid for military service, work-study jobs, and other ways to pay for college.


There are two main sources of student loans: private and federal. As a college student, you should exhaust all other…

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Tax Benefits

To help offset tuition costs, the government allows you to take advantage of tax credits, which reduce the overall amount…

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Work Study Jobs

The federal work-study program provides part-time employment for undergraduate and graduate students in financial need. In many cases, you can…

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State Aid

Your gift aid does not end with with what you get through the federal government, states also provide financial aid…

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We are not affiliated with the U.S. Department of Education. Federal Student Aid (FSA), an office of the U.S. Department of Education, makes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form and assistance available to the public for free at