Paying for college doesn't have to be stressful if you prepare in advance. Use this list of helpful tips to START:
Start researching cost
Tackle the FAFSA
Assess financial aid award
Review out of pocket expenses
Financial aid offered by the University and Federal and State aid does not always cover the full cost of attending school. Comparing the college's cost with your financial aid will help you calculate any out of pocket expense.
Take time to explore additional options
There are several options available to help cover the gap between financial aid and your bill:
- Church Matching Grant
- Ministerial Discount
- Outside Scholarships
- Payment Plans/Options
- Federal Parent PLUS Loans
- Private Alternative Loans
*If you are accepting student loans, take some time to understand the different loan options before you borrow. There are several types of loan options with varying interest rates and terms of eligibility. View all the available loan options.