How to pay for college without financial aid

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There are numerous ways to fill a financial aid gap when paying for school. (iStock)Filing the FAFSA is a necessary step if you’re hoping to get financial aid to cover the costs for college. The information you include is used to determine whether you qualify for financial aid. The size of your financial aid package and what type you receive is based largely on your financial need. But if you don’t meet the necessary requirements then how do you pay for college without financial aid?Continue Reading BelowGetting a financial aid reward isn’t guaranteed for every student. Assistance can be denied if you don’t meet citizenship or enrollment requirements or your family has too much income or assets to qualify. Failing to make satisfactory academic progress could also result in aid being suspended.If your aid package isn’t enough to cover your cost of attendance, you could try appealing to your school to ask for more funding. Schools are sometimes willing to grant more aid when there’s a financial need or your academic performance merits it. You may also want to consider private student loans, which are listed on sites such as Credible. Credible can help you compare student …

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