Cover the Cost

College can be expensive. You might be thinking, “How can I afford this?!” First, you’re definitely not alone. Just about everyone stresses over college costs. Second, Granite Edvance is here to help you figure this out.

There are lots of ways to cover the cost of college. We’ll walk you through your options and help you make a plan. Let’s take it one step at a time.

I need to understand financial aid

The financial aid process can feel overwhelming. There are so many types of aid, deadlines, and forms to fill out. But understanding the process is your best shot at getting the aid you need to make college more affordable. We’ll show you how it all works, and how to make the most of the aid you qualify for.

Understand financial aid

I need to file my FAFSA

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is your key to getting financial aid from the federal government as well as from colleges. It can also help you get scholarship money. Filling out the FAFSA can be a pain, but it’s not as hard as it sounds. And by the way, did you know, New Hampshire high school graduates will need to complete the FAFSA (or opt out via a waiver form) to get their diploma? You’re in good company! Let’s figure it out together.

File the FAFSA

I want to learn about funding options

Paying for college is like a puzzle made up of lots of pieces. Federal student aid, scholarships, grants, loans, work-study programs, and savings are some of the ways you might cover the cost. Learn about your options for making college more affordable.

Learn about funding options

I want to estimate the cost

Wondering what the price tag will be? Our College Financing Tool can help you estimate what college will cost for you, and how much you may need to pay.

Estimate costs

I'm ready to search for scholarships

Scholarships are basically free money. And there are literally millions of scholarships available! Get ready to search for scholarships that you qualify for.

Search for scholarships

I want to calculate my loan amount

Use our Loan Calculator to get the big picture view of your loan costs. You can quickly and easily estimate how much money you’ll need to pay per month, for how long, and what your total cost will be.

Calculate your student loan amount

I need to apply for a private loan

You should always consider your federal student loan options before pursuing private student loans. Once you have your financial aid package and scholarships in place, you may need a private student loan to cover the rest. There are many private student loan options available to you. Granite Edvance offers private student loans, with special rates for NH students.

Find out more

Your college savings are a piece of the puzzle

Visit Start Saving to brush up on ways to save for college. And learn how your savings will affect how much financial aid you’ll qualify for.

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