Financial Aid navigating your options
Step one - determine how much you need to pay for college: not sure where to start? Our financial aid tools can help.
Step two - find free money: Before you even think about borrowing, search the world over for scholarships and grants. We're a good place to start. You might be able to help pay for school through work-study programs, too.
Step three - consider federal student loans: through the U.S. Department of Education's Direct Loan Program, federal student loans are available to students and parents regardless of income level.
Step four - consider other financing sources from SunTrust: if college tuition and expenses aren't covered in full through grants, scholarships and federal student loans (Stafford, PLUS and Grad PLUS), please consider the following options from SunTrust: