Paying for college can seem confusing and complex. But it doesn't have to be.
Yes, a college education is invaluable, but figuring out how to pay for it can be daunting.
By being informed and knowing which steps to take, you can be well on your way to
discovering how college can be affordable. Utilize the resources found on this page
to help determine your financial path.
How the FAFSA Works
While it may seem overwhelming, the FAFSA is as simple as following prompts and answering a few questions.Complete the FAFSA Starting October 1
Public vs. Private Colleges
Take a deeper look and you’ll find in many instances, a private education is as affordable as a public one.Avoid sticker shock. Know what to look for.
Merit vs. Need-Based Aid
When you combine various financial aid and scholarships, you maximize your funding opportunities.Maximize financial aid. Minimize worries.
Financial Aid 101
Financial aid at any school might include a combination of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.Create your financial aid package
College Affordability Blog
Our student financial services team wants to help you better understand the financial aid process and the ins and outs of paying for college. Check out some of their best advice and tips in the College Affordability Blog.
- Fill out the FAFSA Starting October 1
- What are Student Loans and how is Eligibility Determined?
- Know Your Budget and Sources of Financial Support
July 26, 2018
- What are Merit Scholarships?
July 9, 2018
- Does Saving for College Mean You Will Receive Less Financial Aid?
June 28, 2018
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Meet Our Expert
Christy Majors is associate vice president for Student Financial Services at Queens University of Charlotte. She has a passion for financial literacy and helping students understand the financial aspects of achieving a college education. Learn More »