Did you know, the average college student graduates with about $22,000 in debt. The problem is, most of these students qualify for essentially free money for college but never apply. So, to help these and other students get the money they definitely need, we compiled an infographic on how to get free money for college through state and federal grants, as well as schollarships and more. Some of our highlights include --
- In 2007-2008 the average amount of aid received by students was $9,100.
- In 2010-2011 the average amount of aid received by students was $12,400 out of which $6,500 didn't need to be repaid.
- Every year over 1.5 million qualifying students miss out on Pell grants because they didn't fill out the FAFSA.
- FastWeb lists more than 1.5 million scholarships worth more than $3.4 billion.
We also took the time to chart a path for students wishing to apply and even pointed out some rather unique and unusual scholarships. I hope you'll take a look at the infographic (full-size image) and possibly share it on Castagnera on Higher Ed.