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Being savvy about financial aid can save you thousands of dollars off the sticker price of tuition. But how do you know where to turn?

The financial aid process
Learn about the financial aid process, from filing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to receiving the financial aid package from the colleges to which you’ve applied.

Maximizing financial aid
How can you make sure you don’t miss out on financial aid opportunities? Find out how to maximize your financial aid package and get extra information for Twenty-first Century Scholars, current college students and more.

Scholarships
Other than the financial aid offered by your college, you can reduce your college costs with outside scholarships. Read about finding and applying for scholarships.

Estimating your college costs
The Indiana College Costs Estimator uses your tax information, household characteristics, high school grades and other information to estimate the financial aid you are expected to receive at any Indiana college. Compare colleges side-by-side to see which are likely to offer you the most financial aid.

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