The First Step in Funding Your Education
If you are planning on starting college soon or getting ready to go back, now is a great time to plan out a payment strategy. For many students the advent of financial aid is what makes college possible. Only later do we find out that the money we receive through financial aid often just isn’t enough. Students who are dependent on aid primarily to fund their education also face the prospect of huge amounts of debt in student loans and other sources that will have to be paid back once their degrees are earned.
That’s why it’s important to plan for the task of paying for your education. Consider all of the options available to you. Among other things, this can include funds your family may be able to contribute, how and where you will work while attending school, and funding you can expect from other sources such as scholarships and any college support program your or your parents’ employers may offer. When it comes to taking out student loans, make sure you are fully informed about the different types of loans available to you, and plan on only taking out as much funding as you absolutely need.
Spending some time thinking about these things now and coming up with a payment strategy can save you a lot of time, worry, and money for years to come. Check out this article for more great info: Devising a battle plan for college financial aid. And also explore the resources available to you at www.collegeboard.com