Financial Aid Basics

The world of financial aid can be confusing and overwhelming. We’re here to help you navigate the financial aid process from FAFSA to graduation and beyond.

Guide to Financial Aid

College is expensive and the costs are increasing every year. How to cover those costs is likely one of the biggest decisions you've made to date. Fortunately financial aid is available in many forms - grants, scholarships, federal loans and private loans. Check out the info below to learn more about how to responsibly fund your college education.

FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your gateway to federal student loans, the cheapest form of student loans for most borrowers. You must complete this form to receive federal, state, or college money, and some scholarships and grants require it as well. The FAFSA asks basic information regarding the borrower's income, dependency status, and savings to determine financial need. It is important to fill this form out as early possible. For more information on the FAFSA, visit www.fafsa.ed.gov and check out these resources available from iGrad:

Modern Financial Literacy

We're not just here to provide a student loan. We want to be your financial partner for life. Student Choice has partnered with iGrad to offer you the best financial education tools and resources available so you can make an informed decision about your college financing options.

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Find a Credit Union & Apply

Student Choice lending solutions are available from nearly 250 credit unions nationwide. Use our search tool to find a credit union near where you live or attend school, or click here to view our entire list of participating credit unions by state.

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