The ABCs of Financial Aid for Your Education

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Going back to school can really pay off both in personal rewards and in the dollar figure on your paycheck. The U.S. Census Bureau says degree holders earn about 75 percent more in their lifetimes than those without a degree. The challenge is, you have to pony up for tuition and expenses first, and that's what stops a lot of potential students in their tracks. But don't give up your higher education dreams just yet — you can find financial help for school costs and start investing in yourself and your future.

Paying for school can mean a mix of financial resources, from federal grants to military spouse scholarships. Whether you're going to school for the first time or going back for an advanced degree, the financial aid options below can give you financial freedom, so you can focus on your future.



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