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When it comes to paying for school, you're not alone. Grants, work-study, and low-interest loans help make college affordable.

The U.S. Department of Education awards about $150 billion a year in grants, work-study funds, and low-interest loans to more than 14 million students. Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Aid also can help pay for other related expenses, such as a computer and dependent care.

Useful Links:

  • Federal Student Aid

    The official Federal Student Aid website from the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Financial Awareness Counseling Tool (FACT)

    Financial Awareness Counseling provides tools and information to help you understand your financial aid and assist you in managing your finances.

  • FAFSA4Caster

    Use the FAFSA4Caster to get an estimate of how much aid you might receive from the U.S. Department of Education.

Last Published 10/2/15