Once you get into a great college you have to pay for it. Use these resources to begin learning more about how financial aid can help make college affordable for you. Be sure to visit the college's Financial Aid website for more specific details regarding financial aid eligibility and requirements.
The U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study opportunities to eligible students attending participating colleges or career schools. Federal Student Aid is the largest source of financial aid in the U.S. For further information and an online application, visit StudentAid.gov or call the Federal Student Aid Information Center toll-free: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). TTY for the hearing-impaired: 1-800-730-8913.
Net Price is the amount you will pay to attend college for one year after scholarships and grants are considered. Your Net Price may be different for each college and so be sure to visit their website and use their Net Price Calculator to see what students like you have paid to attend that particular college. Visit the college's website or the Net Price Calculator Center to find a particular college's Net Price Calculator.
Fee waivers are forms available to students who may not have the financial resources to pay examination fees or the application fee to apply to college. Visit the college's website to determine fee waiver eligibility and the options available to you. You can also visit the sites below for more information on fee waivers.
Not all colleges require standardized test scores for admission, however, it is important to understand the college's testing policy before you apply. You can learn more about the college's testing policy on their website or in the Required Tests section on their UCA page.
Whether you are applying for first year or transfer admission, the first step is to create a Universal College Application account. Once you create your account, complete your Profile, and add colleges to your 'My Colleges' list to begin applying.Register as an Applicant
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