Paying for College

Scholarships and Financial Aid Information
Securing financing for your college education is an essential step in your future planning. There are basically two ways of financing your education: Merit based scholarships, and Need Based Financial Aid.

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are competitive. You face a national pool of applicants. Your best alternative might be to search for scholarships that are local to your city or state. Completing a scholarship search is the best way to begin. Try 
Duval County Scholarship Book On-line.

Financial Aid Based on Need

Many students receive need based financial aid. Completion of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in January of your senior year is essential in this process. You should, however, complete a financial estimator form to determine before you get your FAFSA results just how much college will cost you. See how one family will pay for college on the

Need Comparison Chart

NOTE: any of these four college will cost this family ONLY what their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $4,500.