If you are wondering how to pay for college, our office is here to help!  Below is a handy list of options to consider. 


  • Scholarships: Free money is always your first, best option. Check out Scholarships for opportunities.
  • FAFSA: We encourage all students to apply for federal financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have already done so, log into Self Service Banner to view any missing paperwork, to accept or decline your award offer, or to review your current aid package.
  • TEACH Grant: Students majoring in high-need education programs who meet eligibility criteria can receive up to $4,000 per year.
  • Monthly Payment Plan: There are no interest or finance charges with this plan, but there is a nominal enrollment fee. Payments are generally set up over four months per semester. Visit Payment Plan for details.
  • PLUS Loan: Federal Direct PLUS Loans are available to creditworthy parents of dependent students and to graduate students who have exhausted their Direct Loan eligibility. The annual loan limit is the estimated cost of education minus any financial aid received. See Student Loans for details.
  • Additional Unsubsidized Direct Loan: If you are a dependent student and your parent applies for a PLUS Loan and is denied due to credit history, you may borrow through an additional Unsubsidized Direct Loan. You will be sent a revised award offer showing any additional loan eligibility after the PLUS Loan denial has been documented.
  • Alternative Loans: There are several alternative loan programs through which students and/or family members may borrow funds.  Consider these loans as a last resort after exhausting federal financial aid eligibility. Interest rates and repayment terms vary. See Student Loans for details.


Please consider the above resources and contact our office if you have questions or if we can assist you.





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