Getting ready to start your college dream or returning to finish it up? For many, the financial planning aspect of it can be daunting, but we’re here to help! Here are three great tips to help you get started on the right track!
- Borrow conservatively. Never borrow more than you can afford to repay, even if you are eligible to borrow more.
- Calculate your expenses and your resources. Use these figures to help you determine how much you really need to pay for your education. To get an idea of your college expenses, use the online budget calculator (http://direct.ed.gov).
- Identify non-loan sources of financial assistance. Search for scholarships at www.studentaid.gov/sholarship, or www.finaid.org/scholarship or visit the school’s scholarship page.
If you’re looking for more information on financial aid contact your financial aid team at your university. For students of American Public University, our Financial Aid Team can also help answer any questions you may have! Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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By Alisa Berry
Online Learning Tips Staff