Paying for College

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Many students worry that tuition and the other costs of continuing their education will be out of reach. But don't let the price tag stop you. It's only part of the picture. Keep in mind the major benefits of investing in your education.

Most students receive some kind of financial aid to help pay for the cost of their education. With your determination and assistance from financial aid, you can make the education you dream about a reality.

Who Gives Aid? Money to pay for school can come from The U.S. Department of Education, scholarships, state governments, schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, religious groups and professional organizations. So, there's money out there. You can find it.

Applying for Federal Aid: Meet the FAFSA. At some point, you need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To help you prepare, read more about the FAFSA. You can also get information from your school counselor. Most colleges also have a financial aid office you can contact for info.

American Indian College Fund. The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian students and creates awareness about the tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values. Check out their website to learn more. Or check out some of these scholarships offered.

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