What will Financial Aid Pay for?
Financial aid can help to cover many of the expenses that are included in the cost of attending a college, school or training program; costs that you might not have even known about or considered. Expenses like:
- Operating Fees
- Books, Supplies and Software
- Personal Expenses
These expenses add up to a lot of money, but we knew that. It’s a well known fact that getting an education or training after high school can be expensive, ridiculously expensive.
We need to think of college or career school as something we’re buying, and when we’re buying something don’t we want the best product at the best price? Don’t we look for deals and other resources that will make our purchase affordable and within our budget? And if what we want to buy is totally out of our reach financially don’t we do our research to find the next best product that not only meets our needs but is also an option that we CAN afford?
That’s how you need to look at the education you’re buying when it comes to financial aid.
But here’s the difference… unlike most things you buy your education has a lot of financial assistance programs and resources that can bring the cost down big time. Financial aid can make even the most expensive college an affordable option so don’t get sticker shock and not apply to a school based on the “retail price” you see on their website or their course catalog because you might just end up getting a bargain basement price based on your financial aid package!