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Financial Aid

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DON'T BREAK THE BANK TO
PAY FOR COLLEGE!

College costs are rising...

In today’s economy it is more important than ever to get funding for college.  You don’t want to end up with huge school loans to pay off after you graduate!

You have 3 choices of financial aid:  scholarships; grants; loans.  Scholarships and grants don’t have to be paid back, but you have to pay off loans!  Do your homework; look into every possibility before taking on the debt of loans.  Good sources of financial aid information are your high school counselor or the college financial aid office.

Most sources of financial aid require you to have a FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) filled out.  

MSCPA’s Education Foundation has scholarships available for high school and college students pursing accounting and the CPA Profession.

Listed below are websites and books you will find useful in your search for funds.

COST OF COLLEGE
There is a good article about the rising cost of college today on msn.money: http://money.msn.com/college-savings/what-college-will-cost-in-18-years-cnbc.aspx

COLLEGE COST CALCULATORS
Don’t wait to find out how much it will cost to attend your favorite college/university, find out before you receive your letter of acceptance!  Here are a couple of links to college cost calculators:
College Board site:  http://apps.collegeboard.com/fincalc/college_cost.jsp
FinAid Student Guide:  http://www.finaid.org/calculators/costprojector.phtml 
 

WEBSITES
Here are a few sites for you to check out:

MSCPA Educational Foundation Scholarships: MSCPA Scholarships


AICPA - Apply online at the following sites:

AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship - awards 10 scholarships to undergraduate and/or graduate students

AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship - awards 10 scholarships to non-business majors pursuing their graduate studies in accounting

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students - awards 80 scholarships to minority undergraduate and/or graduate students

   

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

 



US Dept. of Education Student Aid Guide



BOOKS

These are books you might find interesting as well:

     College Cost & Financial Aid Handbook by Joseph A. Russo
     Complete Idiot's Guide to Financial Aid for College
by David Rye
     Paying for College Without Going Broke by Kalman A. Chany, Geoff Martz