CHS Counseling Office

paying for college/
financial aid

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The price tag of College can look very intimidating. There are ways to help you pay for college​ and being proactive is the best. (See more resources to the right)

  1. Create a budget for school-  Compare the prices at each school including all expenses and then compare which one is the better fit for your budget.

  2. Different Ways You Can Pay for College:

    1. Savings/Work- Working and saving money is a good way to pay for college. Make a budget, talk with your financial aid office at the college you are interested in and figure out what you can do to borrow the least amount of money.

    2. Federal Loans-If you need to borrow money and want to apply for a federal loan, you will need to complete the ‘Free Application for Federal Student Aid’, applications open October 1. (The longer you wait the less funding there will be.) You can complete the FAFSA here:

    3. Personal Loans- You can borrow personal loans from private lenders

    4. Scholarships- Check at CHS, the financial aid sites of the schools you are interested in, and online state wide and nation wide.

    5. Grants- Grants are also free and something you want to look for via college financial aid offices and online.​

  3. If you have any questions about the cost of college, contact the Financial Aid office at the school you are interested in. They can answer your questions, and ask a lot of questions.

  4. See the helpful tools on the Right Side Menu on this page.

Mrs. Zimmerman's Financial Aid Presentaiton