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

Knowing is half the battle.  So, review Eastern University's tuition and fee schedule to see how much you really need for school.

Tackle the FAFSA

In order to qualify for any Federal aid, you will have to complete a FAFSA.

Assess financial aid award

Institutional grants and scholarships, Federal grants, State grants, and Student Employment are all possible forms of aid in addition to Federal loans.*

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:

*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.