There are many ways to pay for your education

Paying for college is one the major barriers to successful higher education. Sno-Isle Libraries has many resources available to help you find the money you need to get where you want to go. 

The Gale Virtual Reference Library's Education Collection, opens a new window has digital books to find scholarships and financial aid, including the newest edition of Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans: A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals.

There are also books in print that you can check out from our library, such as The Ultimate Scholarship Book by Gen S. Tanabe and Paying for College by Eric Tyson.

The most important step to getting financial aid and scholarships for school is filling out the FAFSA form at the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid site. 

If you can't yet afford to attend, consider looking at Freshman Year for Free - tuition-free, high quality courses online from top institutions for college credit. If planned well, you can take the courses required in the first year of college for no cost and then transfer those credits to the institution of your choice. 

Another great resource is Start Next Quarter - Take a survey based on the local college you want to attend, and find out if you are eligible for funding.

No matter your pathway, there are cost-assistance programs you can benefit from to obtain the education that you desire.