Financial Aid

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Financial Literacy

Top Ten Tips for Paying for College:

10.  Complete a FAFSA

9.    Apply for scholarships from external sources

8.    Make a budget and stick to it

7.    Know the difference between "needs" & "wants"

6.    Plan ahead for major expenses

5.    Borrow only what you must

4.    Understand Payment options

3.    Use a credit card only when necessary

2.    Pay tuition on time to avoid interest charges

1.    Obtain part-time employment

 

Financial Literacy - What You Need to Know
Finance terms
Jacket Express
Campus financial resources
Navigating the Financial Seas
Reading your bill
Applying for aid
Student employment
Dropping and adding
Changing majors
Making Smart Financial Decisions
Managing Credit Cards
Avoiding Traps (Rent-To-Own and Payday Loans)
Identity Theft 
Developing Your 4 Year Budget
Managing Student Loan Debt
How will you pay for it?

Useful Links on Financial Aid:
Finaid.org (Everything you ever wanted to know about financial aid in terms that are easy to understand.)
Studentaid.ed.gov - Student financial aid information from the Department of Education

Other Useful Links:
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