Win a $5,000 Scholarship

Wondering how to plan and pay for college?
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Keep your college planning on track

Learn about preparing, applying, and paying for college.

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Follow Up on Your Financial Aid

Double-check to make sure you have your FAFSA® acknowledgement, and accept your financial aid package online in your student portal.

Apply for Private Student Loans

If you need help covering your remaining school-certified college costs, now’s the time to apply for your private student loans.

Register for College Orientation

Orientation can give you valuable information about your school. Register now if you haven’t already. You should also start looking through the course catalog.

Don’t Forget About Scholarships

Keep looking for scholarships to see what you can get. Your college might have one that you didn’t know about. Ask!

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Win a $5,000 scholarship from Discover® Student Loans.

Both students and parents are eligible.