Financing College


Whatever your educational plans, your best source of information and advice about financial aid is with the college or post-secondary school that you plan to attend. As you apply for admissions, be sure to contact the school's financial aid director and apply for financial aid. To explore programs on your own, start with the most popular websites listed below. For answers to questions about any of these sources, contact the Education & Employment Information Center, a statewide clearinghouse on learning and career opportunities operated by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education. Remember: Searching online is a great start, but be care to visit only reputable websites!


CT Department of Higher Education's site outlining sources of federal aid to CT students:

Office of Higher Education (

CT Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, an alternate source of student loan finds:

chesla | Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority



Required Reading: 

The Price You Pay for College by Ron Lieber

The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make: Lieber, Ron: 9780062867308: Books

Comparing Financial Aid Awards:

Comparing Financial Aid Awards | The College Financial Lady





The US Department of Education's website that offers ways to receive money from higher education. Topics include Prepare for College, Types of Aid, Who Gets Aid, the FAFSA and How to Repay your Loans.

Home | Federal Student Aid

FAFSA Checklist 2021-2022.pdf (

The College Scholarship Service (CSS) is the financial aid division of the College Board and is used by select private schools as a method of applying for financial aid. 

Apply for College Financial Aid – CSS Profile | College Board

FedMoney is a free web guide to all United States Government Grants and Loans benefiting Students. Explore the over 240 federal government programs. Home - F e d M o n e y . o r g

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program forgives the remaining balance under a qualifying repayment plan. 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness | Federal Student Aid

The office of the FAFSA provides grants, loans and work-study funds for college or career school. 

Apply for Financial Aid | Federal Student Aid


For additional information on the College application or Financial Aid process, visit the Senior Information page and/or visit with your Guidance Counselor at any time to answer any questions, get advise and to share your exciting college decision with them!