College is expensive…but there are ways to make it affordable. As the cost to attend college has skyrocketed, being able to afford it has become paramount in the application process. In order to do so, students should use a mix of institutional, outside, and federal aid, and understand that a college will rarely cost you what they advertise. We want to show you the best strategies to affording college, applying for financial aid, and winning some scholarship money.
There are thousands of scholarships out there, but it can be difficult to find them. Beyond institutional aid, here are some of our favorite sites to search for private scholarships.