Financial Assistance

Holding a college degree can easily open up your future for job opportunities and bring you that much closer to your dreams of a stable lifestyle and progressive professional career. Unfortunately, college education can be quite expensive when taken at face value. There are plenty of financing options for students who may not normally afford the fees associated with higher education. From grants to student loans, these funding sources can greatly increase your chances of finishing your desired academic course.

Employee ReimbursementEmployee Reimbursement
Today’s cost of achieving a higher education has not gone unnoticed. College Tuition is at an all time high which makes getting a degree or continuing your education somewhat difficult. Fortunately, some companies may provide financial assistance to employees seeking continuing education. Where once in-service training sufficed, there are now incentives designed to send employees back to college.

Financial Aid (FAFSA)Financial Aid (FAFSA)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form used by virtually all two- and four-year colleges, universities and career schools for the awarding of federal student aid and most state and college aid. To be considered for federal financial aid, you must complete and submit a FAFSA.

Federal and state grants serve as the biggest source of direct student aid. Unlike a loan, a Grant doesn’t have to be repaid. Grant money, however, is usually based largely on need and is often parceled out on a first-come, first-served basis. As college costs skyrocket, it’s important to apply early for financial aid and be aware of any available grants that might help lower your college costs.
Pell Grants | Academic Competitiveness Grant | SMART Grant | TEACH Grant | More»
Military GI BillMilitary GI Bill
As a member of the U.S. Military, one of the advantages of serving is the wide range of education benefits available to you, your spouse, and dependent family members. Many of the education benefits apply to servicemembers still in uniform, and others are available after you transition to the civilian world. The GI Bill is a fantastic military benefit that helps all military personnel attend college and go on to have exciting, successful careers.
Active Duty | Reserve | Veterans | Dependents | More»

The term “scholarship” can have many meanings. At its most basic, a scholarship is money for college that you will not be expected to repay. Scholarships are worth seeking! You will need to check with each college to see what scholarships are available. You should also become familiar with any scholarships available through your company or community.

Student LoansStudent Loans
Student loans, unlike grants and work-study, are borrowed money that must be repaid, with interest, just like car loans and home mortgages. You cannot have these loans canceled because you didn’t like the education you received, didn’t get a job in your field of study or because you’re having financial difficulty. Loans are legal obligations, so before you take out a student loan, think about the amount you’ll have to repay over the years.
Stafford | Perkins | Parent PLUS | Grad PLUS | More »

Tax CreditTax Credit
In order to ease the burden of students in this time of costly textbooks and record-high tuition bills, the federal government has provided several sizable tax credits. You may be able to save a couple thousand dollars this year, just by proving you’re a student in an eligible college or university.

Paying for CollegePaying for College
An education is one of the most important investments you will make, and it can change your entire future.