Paying for College

College isn't cheap.

As a college student, there are many things you can do to afford college. Apply for Financial Aid, which includes Scholarships, Grants, Federal Work Study, and Student Loans. Consider getting a part-time on campus job or an off campus job.

Need help making sense of the types of financial aid? Check out MCC Financial Aid's Types of Aid to explore each type or Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's website.

As a rule of thumb, loans should be the last resort for paying for school, since they have to be paid back with interest. If you need to take school loans, the total amount borrowed should be no more than the STARTING salary for your career in the area you plan to work and only borrow what you NEED (you do not have to take the full amount that you are offered).


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