Financing College

Did you pass in your FAFSA and scholarship applications?! Registering for classes is right around the corner and paying off those last payments is crucial to enroll for the fall semester. Have you thought about how you are going to pay for school or taken the appropriate steps to ensure your future payments? Let’s talk about some ways to do that….

  • Meet with the Navigation Center to talk to someone about your Financial Aid package and your options to make school more affordable. Follow this link: http://www.salemstate.edu/students/27481.php for more specific information of how to contact them!
  • Google “College Scholarships” and see what is out there that could relieve some financial stress from you and your family! One site that is widely used and offers a lot of options is http://www.fastweb.com/. Check it out and see how many scholarships are applicable to you!
  • Budget, budget, budget! Starting saving your pennies and budget your money. College financing is stressful but by taking preventative steps could really help you in the long run! No one wants to come out in debt over their head so take these steps to limit the possibility of debt as much as possible!

Most importantly, talk to your family, a financial advisor, etc. to figure out how you are going to pay for the rest of your college years! It can be one of the most stressful aspects of college and taking care of it sooner rather than later could be beneficial. If you need any additional information come by our office in Meier 100A! We are always here to help!

-FYM Jordan

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