For Families: Paying for College
Students and families are accessing a variety of funding options to help pay for the costs of college. How helpful each solution will be really depends on a student’s specific circumstances. Most programs (61%, according to a recent Think College survey) are reporting that families and students are paying for the costs of attendance. Thirty percent indicated that local education agencies (LEAs) paid for the program and another 30% indicated that vocational rehabilitation (VR) covered the cost of the program. There were also other funding options being utilized, such as scholarships, adult developmental disabilities agencies, financial aid, or Medicaid waivers.
Check out the resources in To Learn More for details on the variety of funding strategies that can be used to pay for college. When planning for how to pay for college, explore all of these avenues to see which ones may work for you.