The rules and requirements for financial aid apply to online students just as they do for on-campus students. Most colleges and universities have a financial aid office with lots of information about loans and scholarships online, but a great place to start is with the U.S. Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Financial Aid, called FAFSA for short. Check it out! Start with the tab called Student Aid on the Web for lots of good resources whether you plan to go to school on campus or online. The FAFSA site is now available in Spanish too.
Article by Margo Colalancia, WICHE Director of Student Exchange Programs
Students — and parents who are bankrolling their kids’ education — are often amazed to learn that they can afford an undergraduate education outside of their home state, thanks to a program called “WUE” that’s been around for almost 30 years. Some say it’s like winning the lottery.