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Paying For College for Students

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by Jessica Larson on 22 May 2014

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Transcript of Paying For College for Students

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Paying for College
We want to see you in college! Why??
Knowledge - Critical thinking skills

Potential - Who are you? What are your interests?

Opportunity - More doors open

Income - 1 Million Dollars
How much does it cost?
Technical & Community Colleges $5,000

State Universities $7,600

University of Minnesota $13,600

Private Career Colleges $14,300

Private Colleges & Universities $34,500

Net Price Calculators
How do I pay for it?
Savings - The more you save, the less you'll have to borrow
MN College Savings Plan - 529 Plan
Visit: www.mnsaves.org for more information

Family Contribution - Financial Aid is designed to assist families who are unable to contribute.
Can include things like room and board, transportation.
Can also include extended family and close friends.
Financial Aid
Grants - Free money usually awarded based on need ie: Pell, MN State Grant, college funded grants
Does not have to be repaid
Other ways to pay/save?
Visit us!
www.ohe.state.mn.us

Includes information on:
Reciprocity
Tax benefits
Tuition and Fees for 5 State Area
Financial Aid Estimator
Preparing, Selecting, Paying
Avg. Tuition and Fees 2013-2014
Scholarships - Free money awarded for special talents, grades, cultural or religious backgrounds etc.
Do not have to be repaid
www.fastweb.com
or
www.finaid.org
www.ohe.state.mn.us to see a list of MN institution scholarships
Contact - Colleges, community, coaches, teachers, counselors, employers, parents etc.
Need Letters of recommendation
Work Study - Money funded by the government that must be earned by working a part-time job on or off campus
Jobs can sometimes provide good experience in your field of study
Loans - Borrowed money from the government or private lenders that must be paid back with interest
Government Loans vs. Private Loans
Dual Credit - PSEO, CIS, AP, IB
readysetgo.state.mn.us

Military and Community Service -
ROTC - 2, 3 and 4 year scholarships incl. full tuition, fees, books and living stipend in exchange for years of service.
Americorps - Defer federal loans. Education Award per term. Qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
Peacecorps - Defer federal loans. Perkins Loan 15% balance cancellation per year of service.
Questions?
Jessica Larson
651-259-3966
jessica.larson@state.mn.us
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