There are several ways to meet your expected family contribution. We recommend considering these first:
Consider starting with a one-time payment
Figure out what (if any) savings or investments you plan to use for college expenses. Any up-front costs you can cover will lower your monthly payments and reduce your total borrowing costs.
Set up a monthly payment plan
Determine what you can contribute from wages and salary each month for 10 months (July through April). You can place this amount on our monthly payment plan through Tuition Management Systems. To learn more, click here.
Investigate your loan options
You may be able to borrow the amount you aren't able to cover through a one-time payment or the monthly payment plan. We have information on the best loan options for parents and students here.
For more information on other sources that might help, follow the link below.