FASFA | Veteran Voices

FASFA | Veteran Voices

September 30, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


Well, I think there’s
several ways that you can finance your education. Specifically, for me, at
a private institution, I used all my GI Bill. I was fortunate enough that
the institution was also a Yellow Ribbon Partner,
which is great, obviously. And then FASFA, as
an independent adult living in the city in which
I attend the university, I get access to federal loans. On top of that, a
lot of institutions will have scholarships. So I was fortunate enough to get
an academic scholarship, which really helps out
with your finances. But this whole idea that
in-state, out-of-state, private versus public, there’s
definitely, obviously, a big difference between
the sticker price. But if you decide that attending
a private institution or even an out-of-state
institution will benefit your future kind
of career prospects or what you want to pursue,
and you’ve kind of weighed those options
diligently, then yeah, it’s absolutely
attainable and possible to finance an education that
may be outside the GI Bill, what the GI Bill is able to pay. There’s private loans
that you can take, and if you’re fortunate enough
to have a co-signer, that can really benefit as well. But there’s other scholarships,
academic aid, FASFA, and if the school’s a
Yellow Ribbon provider, these resources
really help alleviate the financial cost
of some of these more expensive institutions.