Paying for College
What does college cost?
Tuition: The cost of atatending classes.
Fees: Special charges such as health services, activities, computer usage and transportation/parking.
Room and Board: The cost of living on-campus in a residence hall/dorm and a meal plan.
Books: New yearly book purchases.
Expenses: Other general costs like cell phone, groceries, computer, gas, cost of living.
There are many different exenses to consider when looking at the cost of attendance for a college or university.
Colorado Department of Higher Education
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Do you have money saved away to pay for college? Not too many people do these days. Anyone who is a senior interested in going to college right after high school should be learning how to fill out their FAFSA. The Northglenn Counseling Team will be meeting with all of their seniors during the first semester in order to educate them on the FAFSA form.
The FAFSA application will open for seniors to fill out on October 1st of this year.
In order to fill out your FAFSA you will need to create a secure and confidential login, called a FSA ID. If you know you social security or DACA number, you may start this process now.
THE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS
Do you want to attend college next school year, but are not sure of how to pay for all of the costs, including tuition, room and and board, rent, books, a meal plan and fees?
Most families cannot afford to pay upfront for the entire yearly cost of sending their student to college. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available to complete October of your student's senior year for entrance into college for the fall.