How To Pay For College How Do I Pay for College without Financial Aid? Written by Jeanne Mahanon July 25th, 2018 I came to College Coach with 20 years of experience working in financial aid offices. As a financial aid coordinator at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, I reviewed and awarded financial aid files, worked with graduate students on financial literacy, and awarded scholarships, among other responsibilities. I also worked extensively with students as they neared graduation and faced the daunting task of repaying their student loans. I found this the most rewarding part of my job because I could help a student who was overwhelmed with the prospect of repaying their debt feel a sense of relief after reviewing their options. At the community college level, I was introduced to a wide array of federal and state financial aid programs. The student population was both traditional (18-22 year olds) and non-traditional (adults starting a degree, returning to complete one, or updating skills) and included people from the local community and many foreign countries. Learn More About Jeanne college payment plans, financial aid, financial planning, paying for college, [Video] How Do I Pay for College without Financial Aid? Paying for college for middle income families can be a challenge. When you make too much money to qualify for financial aid, but not enough to be able to write a check, you can feel stuck. Former Tufts University financial aid officer Jeanne Mahan understands your predicament and offers her insight on putting the financial puzzle pieces together. Whether you’ve got a tuition bill due in the next few weeks or are thinking ahead for a rising senior or child earlier on in high school, check out the advice that Jeanne offers in the latest installment of the College Coach video series, Ask the College Finance Expert. She tackles the difficult question, “How do I pay for college without financial aid?” And don’t forget to subscribe to the College Coach YouTube Channel to keep up-to-date on all the latest college planning tips from our college admissions and finance experts. Related Resources Read | Posted on April 19th, 2022 Top 10 529 Plan Myths Read | Posted on April 14th, 2022 Getting Your Student Engaged in Conversations about College Costs Read | Posted on March 10th, 2022 Are Standardized Tests Required for Merit Scholarships?