One of the most challenging parts of entering college is understanding the financial aid process. This site is here to help you get a handle on Financial Aid information.

Here you will find information about student loan services, a glossary to help you understand all those new loan related terms, and some helpful hints to help you get through the financial aid system.

Introduction to Financial Aid

College Scholarships

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College Scholarship Information

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College Seniors and Graduates!

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Paying back Student Loans

Interesting Statistics

Here is a chart created by the National Center for Education Statistics that shows the average costs of attending postsecondary institutions. The data is preliminary, but shows the rise in costs, and about how much money and financial aid students need to attend college.

Source: NCES Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2015-16 Report

† Not applicable. 1 For public institutions, “in district” refers to the charges paid by a student who lives in the locality surrounding the institution, such as county. 2 Out-of-state average tuition and required fees were used for private institutions that reported varying tuitions by residency. 3 “Other expenses” refers to the amount of money needed by a student to cover expenses such as laundry, transportation, and entertainment. NOTE: Title IV institutions are those with a written agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that allows the institution to participate in any of the Title IV federal student financial assistance programs. The four U.S. service academies that are not Title IV eligible are included in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) universe because they are federally funded and open to the public. However, the U.S. service academies are not included in this table. Amounts are institutional averages as reported by the institution, not average amounts paid by students (i.e., charges are not weighted by enrollment). Percentage change was computed using unrounded average costs. The time points displayed in this table were chosen to demonstrate the range of data available from IPEDS for trend analysis, not to emphasize any particular period of change. Out-of-state tuition and required fees were used for private institutions that reported varying tuitions by residency. The 2,543 institutions with academic calendars that differ by program or allow continuous enrollment are not included. All amounts from 2013–14 were converted to 2015–16 dollars using the average Consumer Price Index values for the 12-month periods ending in October 2013 and October 2015. Data from both time points in this table are from the same source. Definitions for terms used in this table may be found in the IPEDS online glossary. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS, Fall 2015, Institutional Characteristics component (preliminary data)

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