Scholarships for Students

The cost of college is significant, on average $20,000 a year for a public college and $30,000 a year for a private college, but there are a variety of resources available to help students cover these costs. These resources include grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans; students will likely need to utilize a combination of these sources to pay for college. To be eligible for federal financial aid, including grants, loans, and work-study, students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

There are also a large number of scholarships available to students. Scholarships are often offered by colleges and organizations. Many scholarships are available but they are competitive so begin searching and applying for them early. There are scholarships scams that exist; be wary of any scholarship that requires you to pay any money. For more information on what to look out for visit the Federal Financial Aid Website and read this article. Below are links to some scholarship resources but there are many more available.