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. Find out how to use a mix of institutional, outside, and federal aid, and learn about applying for scholarships. College will rarely cost what schools advertise.
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.