The federal government offers financial support for students attending college through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must apply for financial aid on or after October 1, but as soon as possible after that date. In recent years aid money has been allocated within two months and anyone that applied after that month did not receive grants. Parents will need to go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to enter income information that allows the government to determine aid amounts.
Midland will host a financial aid night at the high school in early fall to provide more information to students and parents on how to apply.
Below is a great link to videos and tutorials to get you started on the basics of financial aid: https://lendedu.com/blog/financial-aid-scholarships-student-loans-101-course/
Financial Aid Information:
The remainder of your college debt may be covered by loans. Always borrow federal first, as federal student loans are cheaper, more available, and have better repayment terms than private loans.
saltmoney.org/isac – Great site to teach students about borrowing smart and repaying successfully.
Calculating the cost of college: netpricecalculator.collegeboard.org