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Find cash for collegeFinding college funds

If you have the desire (and the GPA) to attend college, you can do it. Whether you earn a scholarship, take out loans, or work -- you'll most likely rely on some type of financial aid. Now is the time to push your search for funds into high gear.

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Tips for getting cash for college
First step for aid -- fill out the FAFSA
A variety of financial assistance is available, but the road for aid begins with one form -- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as FAFSA.
 
Look for scholarships
Good news: Free money is up for grabs! Better news: You don't have to be a genius to qualify!
 
Avoid the college debt trap
It's possible to graduate from college debt-free. Here's how.
 
Go to a community college
Get the prerequisites you need at discount prices.
 
Paying for college in hard times
Whatever the financial crisis is, you can still stay in college.
 
-- Updated: Jan. 8, 2004
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