Options For Paying For College

How do you plan to pay for college? Even if your parents are planning to pay for your higher education, smart students know what options are available. Resources to pay the cost of tuition and other expenses include savings, scholarships, loans, and grants. Research data show that most students will use a combination of these options.

For a real-life picture of how it's done, read "Managing the Price of College," which brings the statistics to life by showing the strategies used by various families to pay for college. This handbook, from the National Institute on Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning Office of Educational Research and Improvement of the U.S. Department of Education, is based on actual experiences of a large number of families collected through national surveys.

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