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Paying for College

We’re here to help you afford the future you want.

Get Our Top Tips on Securing the Bag for College in 60 Seconds

Advice on making college more affordable from financial aid and scholarship experts. Step-by-step tips on the FAFSA®, finding scholarships, minimizing debt, choosing loans, and more.

Your Paying for College Checklist

Step-by-step guide to securing the bag for your dream school.


Apply for scholarships!

  • Start with our BigFuture Scholarship Search tool.
  • Don’t forget university-based scholarships.
  • Explore scholarships in your community for local and state organizations and businesses.
  • Some other great resources include the United Negro College Fund, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and Google!

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