Financial Resources for Post-Secondary Education
Post-secondary or higher education can be expensive, but there are many resources to assist your future education expenses. There are five general categories of financial assistance:
Financial Aid usually comes in the form of a package which may involve a combination of the above types of assistance.
Aid is potentially available to students attending all kinds of post-secondary (after high school) training (i.e. community colleges, technical colleges, public and private universities, etc.)
Most financial aid is need-based (family and student are the first source of money for education). Family and student income are reported to the school. If the expected contribution by the family and student is less than necessary to cover education costs that student has "need".
For more on how to pay for school, visit the State of Washington's Higher Education Coordinating Board's website @ http://www.hecb.wa.gov/Paying/index.asp