The Bridge: Kaua'i to College

Free guidance and support for Kaua'i kids who want to go to college

Paying

Did you know that about 70% of full-time college students receive financial aid?!

Yup.  It is gonna cost.  A lot. 
         But most people do not realize much money there is waiting to be given away for college in this country. 
         Why not let them give it to you?


There are different sources for finding money to go to college.

#1 Earn and Save You can earn money at jobs during your high school years and at jobs during your college years, and you can save it!  (This will also motivate funding source #2, by the way.) 

#2 Family
  You can ask family members to help.  (Be good to tutu and who knows!)

#3 Need-Based Aid  You can apply for financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, work/study on campus, and loans.  These are based on your need.  We will explain how they figure out your need and how to apply when we talk about the FAFSA.

#4 Merit-Based Aid  You can apply for scholarships that are based on merit.  These are usually based on your achievements in leadership, academics, athletics, or because you have something special about you.  (And we know you do!)  If you have Hawaiian ancestry, for example, hoʻokamahaʻo!


The Bridge: Kaua’i to College, 8/2016