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Financial help for college

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There is a lot of financial help if you want to take the big step toward more education after high school.

Many students hesitate to consider additional education because of tuition costs. If you think you can't afford more education after high school, you need to know that many students receive financial help from:

Different types of financial assistance

Your school counselor and the financial aid office at the schools you're considering can give you information about how to apply for financial assistance.

You can also use free searches on the Internet for scholarships (try www.fastweb.com) or the local library to search for private funds.

Military programs can provide financial assistance and additional training. Apprenticeships and on-the-job training are other ways to continue your education.

Your state may offer a variety of financial assistance programs targeted for specific groups of students. Ask your counselor for the Web addresses and phone numbers of aid sources in your state and elsewhere.