Maximize financial aid and scholarships.

When you ask students and families their top concerns about college, their answer is usually the same: money. Whether you're concerned about out-of-pocket cost, loan debt, or simply the unknown, this collection of resources is here for you.

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Understand college costs.

There are various kinds of college costs – direct costs such as tuition and room and board, and indirect costs such as books or gas – that may not be included in the price on a college's website. Be sure to understand both.

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Don't miss out on federal aid.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the number one source for help paying for college. Yet in 2015, $2.9 billion set aside for students went unclaimed! Make sure you don't miss this opportunity.

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Apply for scholarships.

Scholarships are free money for college that you never have to pay back. There are thousands of sources for scholarships – let us help you find resources that work for you.

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Understand student loans.

It’s normal to take on some debt during college. Understand the steps to paying it back and how to get the loans that cost you the least money over time.

Important Dates and Deadlines

OCT
01

GRADE 12

FAFSA opens

OCT
01

GRADE 12

CSS PROFILE opens

JAN
15

GRADE 12

Dell Scholars Program Deadline

MAR
01 - 15

GRADE 12

Texas priority deadline for TASFA and FAFSA

All Resources for Finances

Middle School

Early High School

Late High School