Affording College

How to Pay for College


Figuring out how to pay for college can be quite a challenge for students and families. Fortunately, there are many avenues you can explore to find financial support to help pay for the cost of tuition.  The financial aid package you and your family put together could include a mix of federal aid, state aid, college financial aid, out-of-pocket expenses, and possibly student loans.


To get answers to most-asked questions, check out our Financial Aid  Q & A. Also, visit websites of the colleges you’re interested in and get specific information on their deadlines and the financial aid they provide. Each college profile here (College & University Profiles) lists their admissions contact, website, twitter handle, and other useful information.


Also, check out these links that tell you more about financial aid.


Financial Aid Links

American Student Assistance


Educational Opportunity Centers



Federal Student Aid


Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance


Your Plan For the Future