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By Evetta McGriff

If you are planning to attend college and you’re not sure how you’re going to pay for it, this article is definitely for you! One of the biggest worries for students and their parents is how to pay for college. What many people don’t know is the amount of federal student aid available and how to apply for it. There are three different types of federal student aid (grants, work-study, loans), but you must start with an application before you can go further in the process.

Federal student aid is money from the Department of Education to help families reduce the costs of attending college. To be eligible for it, there are certain criteria. For most types of aid, you must demonstrate a financial need. The Student Aid website (www.studentaid.gov) is a great resource for the types of aid, eligibility, and how to apply.


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