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When it comes to paying for college, first look for money you won’t have to pay back (scholarships and grants). Then explore federal student loans. Finally, consider a responsible private student loan to cover the rest.

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Resources to help you plan and pay

The rundown on scholarships

Learn about where to find scholarships, what scholarship requirements to pay attention to, how to write a scholarship essay, and some tips on writing a thank you letter for a scholarship.

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Get FAFSA® help

Filling out the FAFSA® soon? Get step-by-step instructions for each question to maximize your financial aid for college. 

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Find scholarships with Scholarship Search by Sallie

Scholarship Search by Sallie can help you find free money opportunities for school. Best part? You don’t have to register, and you can use filters to narrow down your search based on your background, major, the state you live in, and more.

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Looking for financial aid?

Financial aid for college starts with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Stay up-to-date on all things FAFSA with our tips and info.

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Trying to understand your financial aid offers?

Get tips to help you decode what’s in your financial aid offers. Find out how to compare offers to see which schools are affordable for you and your family, so you can make an informed decision about where to go.

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How American families pay for college

is paid by parent income and savings
is paid by scholarships and grants
is paid by student borrowing
is paid by student income and savings
is paid by parent borrowing
is paid by grandparents or other relatives

Source: How America Pays for College 2023, by Sallie Mae and Ipsos.

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