When paying for college feels like too much, just take it one step at a time.

Think of paying for college as a 1-2-3 approach. Start with free money like savings and scholarships. Next, apply for federal financial aid. Lastly, if you still need more money, think about a private student loan.

We’ll guide you through all three steps.

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