Paying for College

Go to school without breaking the bank.

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Is college becoming too expensive? We've all heard the stories: skyrocketing tuition, increased fees, student loan debt — it's enough to make some students and parents sick with stress. However, at Waubonsee, a quality education is both affordable and accessible to all who seek it. With financial aid, scholarships and flexible payment plan options, we can help you make it happen so apply for financial aid now. 

As you calculate the cost of your college education, be sure to consider that every dollar you spend is an investment in your future. For years, studies have shown that a college degree is often essential to long-term financial security.** Because a better career leads to a higher earning potential and an increased standard of living, you have to decide that your dreams are worth it.

The recent economic downturn has affected everyone. Right now, more than 6.8 million students are enrolled at community colleges across the United States*, and the number is growing every year. Of that population, nearly half are now relying on federal financial aid programs to help offset the expense of their education. At Waubonsee, we offer many options to help you earn your degree and start shaping your future.

Still have questions about paying for college? Here are a few additional resources our students find helpful:

*Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2010). The Condition of Education 2010 (NCES 2010–028), Indicator 17.
**Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Enrollment Data.