What to expect
There's no doubt college is expensive. While the costs vary from school to school, these numbers tend to average out around $19,000 to $23,000. As big as that number is, this it most likely not what you will end up paying. This section is designed to introduce college-bound families to tricks that can help lower that bill as much as possible. These topics include federal aid, state aid, and scholarships from third party programs and universities themselves. Students loans are discussed as well, although mostly as a back up to the other programs. Let's jump right into it!
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA for short, is the first place to start regarding paying for college. This application can pay up to $6045 for to help pay for college. However, if you are undocumented or DACA, scroll down to TASFA!