There are an immense number of scholarships, loans and grants available to students entering college. The process of applying for financial aid can be complicated and confusing. Many students don’t even know where to begin. Minnesota Valley Lutheran has complied resources designed to help students apply for financial aid.

College applicants should be aware, though, that the best source of financial aid is the college itself – not outside organizations. Do not be afraid to bargain with the financial aid representative of your prospective college(s). If they think that they have competition from other colleges, they will often offer you a better deal.

Finally, the earlier you apply for college, the more scholarships and grants that will be available to you.