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Paying For College for Students
Transcript of Paying For College for Students
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.
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?
Includes information on:
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.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
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.