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You CAN fund your education but it generally takes some time commitment and a lot of research. Be sure to consider colleges that are financially accessible (like state schools). Some private schools are able to give students a lot of financial aid and some don't have very much. This information can be found online. You will be required to complete the FAFSA during the beginning of 2014. Schools sometimes make you fill out a CSS profile for additional financial aid. Make sure to look pay attention to deadlines. There are different federal, state, and institutional deadlines. Financial aid packages are often disclosed to students when they receive acceptance letters, but sometimes colleges wait until the last minute. Make sure you have all the paperwork in as soon as possible since this is a first come first serve process at a lot of schools.

In the meantime, start looking for scholarships online, at your high school, and in your community. Start applying early! Many scholarships require extra essays, recommendations, etc., so you want to leave yourself a lot of time.

#1 rule. The annual tuition that's published by colleges is just a sticker price. Don't let it deter you when doing your initial research. It is rarely the amount you'll be paying since schools calculate your estimated contribution and then try to fill in the gaps the best they can.

Hope this helped and best of luck!

Answered 9 years ago