It's important to start planning your educational finances early. 

While applying for financial aid can be a complex process, it helps to break it down into manageable steps that will make the process easier for you and your family.

You should begin by understanding the costs associated with your education so you can plan accordingly. 

If you are considering applying as a new undergraduate, the Net Price Calculator can provide an estimate of both financial aid eligibility and costs.

Review the different types of financial aid that are available. Look at eligibility requirements, and determine the forms of aid for which you may qualify. Then, gather the information you'll need to have on hand when you apply

If you need to know more about managing your finances, our partnership with American Student Assistance offers you a comprehensive financial literacy program for students, known as SALT, an outstanding program that can empower you to borrow wisely.