Financial Planning with Financial Aid

It is crucial that you consider the full scope when financially planning for college. There are many different ways to pay for college and there is help for you at the Maricopa Community Colleges. In many cases, the full truth about financial aid that you need to know is not 100% accurate when hearing about from your friends and family. 

You need to explore all of your options in order to figure out how to pay for college.  There are more options that you really have then you may realize. The initial first step is usually to apply for college and complete your Free Application for Financial Student AId (FAFSA). Beyond this, a majority of people do not know what else is offered and what taking out student loans really means to you as a student upon ending your college pursuit and/or graduating. 

Ways to Pay for College

- Federal Grants
- Student Loans
- Federal Work Study
- Military and Veterans Tuition Assistance Programs
- Self and Parent/Guardian Pay
- Payment Plan
- 3rd Party Billing (for eligible individuals)
- Scholarships
- Tuition Waiver