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Financial Aid for College

A financial aid workshop is held each year in January for senior parents. This workshop will feature an overview of the FAFSA form. Other types of financial aid are discussed, as well as deadlines and the overall process of seeking scholarships/financial aid.

There are two types of financial aid, one need based and one merit based. Financial aid also is offered in the form of grants and scholarships or loans and work study. Often, private colleges and institutions offer better financial aid packages than public colleges and universities. Final decisions about which college or university to attend should not be made until all financial aid information is completed and packages offered.

Be wary of Internet scams that ask for money in order to obtain financial aid (see the links listed on our Helpful Links to College Resources).

Private colleges strive to remain competitive with their public institution counterparts. Many students find that the total cost with financial aid for private colleges is well within the range of public university cost totals.