Posted January 26, 2016
Owl about the money
A guide to being financially savvy in college.
Get accepted to college, pick a major, land that dream job—no pressure, right? Oh, and pay for it, too.
We know that college is no small expense and that figuring out how to finance it can seem like a daunting process. There are strange acronyms, different forms of assistance with varying levels of commitment and no shortage of legalese. But Temple’s a university committed to accessibility and affordability—always has been, always will be. So in that spirit, we bring you Owl About the Money, a recurring series in which our experts will offer quick, handy tips and tidbits to help make earning that degree something that challenges your mind, not your wallet.
- Let’s start with square one: completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
- Once you've successfully filed your FAFSA, it's time to turn your attention to scholarships.
- Interested in more free money? Learn about grants.
- Before borrowing loans, take some tips.
- Know the essential elements of the work study program.
- Learn some tips for spending wisely in college.