Paying for College

You can pay for your education by combining money from a number of different sources, none of which have to be repaid after you graduate. Pulling all these potential opportunities together — from savings and part-time jobs to tax credits and deductions — will take some effort on your part. But it will be energy well spent.

The scholarships, grants, and federal work-study programs you can apply for can also make an enormous difference in what your education costs you. Some scholarships are based on need and others awarded for who you are, what you've accomplished, or the skills or talents you have. Most grants and work-study jobs are need-based.

It's time to explore your options.