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How to Pay for College > What do I Need to Prepare for College?

Explore your career options, earn more money, and make lasting connections.

Going to college isn’t for everyone, but when you have a goal in mind and want

to make an investment in your future, a higher degree is often the answer.

Budgeting

Be realistic about your college budget. You never want to take out more student loans than you can afford to…

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Help Available

When looking for help, a good place to start is with your high school guidance counselor or the college admissions…

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Checklists

We've prepared checklists for you to make sure that when you're trying to get financial aid, you're wasting as little…

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Why College?

Aside from the fact that a bachelor's degree is worth an average of $2.8 over a lifetime, college itself is…

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Choosing a School

There's no perfect fit for everyone, but you can start to narrow down your school options based on size, setting,…

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