Last week, I hosted a financial aid forum at the State House entitled “Financial Aid 101: Help in Paying for College." The forum featured presenters who work in financial aid offices and detailed ways students can finance their education.
Many families don't think college is affordable, so it's important they know of the financial aid opportunities available to them. Financial aid includes scholarships, grants, loans, and work study opportunities.
Some financial aid options for students at public schools include the Massachusetts Mass Grant for need-based students, the John & Abigail Adams Scholarship for students who earn a 3.0 or higher, and categorical tuition waivers for students who are veterans, for example, as well as many other scholarship options. Private universities, too, have options such as Pell Grants, Perkins Loans, and many others.
For more information, individuals may find the following websites helpful: