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The Toledo Library Can Help You Find and Save Money for College

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The Toledo Lucas County Public Library has tons of resources for K-12 students (check out: toledolibrary.org/back-to-school to learn more), but we have a lot for prospective college-level students too. With college costs on the rise every year, finding money to help pay for expenses is a must.

Plan on making scholarship searching part of your weekly schedule during senior year to optimize your chances of reviewing funding assistance. Even better, ask one of our expert Librarians to show you ways that your Library can help you save money on a wide-range of expenses, from general tuition and database access, to day-to-day costs like eBooks, textbooks, streaming video and music, and more!

How am I Going to Pay for College?

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library has the resources you need to do most of your scholarship searching online. You can find some of the best free scholarship sites on the web from our College page ToledoLibrary.org/edu. Create your profile on FastWeb, search categories at Unigo, and find advice on other places to look from FinAid. Don’t forget to search Peterson’s, College Board, and College View too! There’s also a link to FAFSA on the web – Uncle Sam can sometimes be a generous relative. Check out Ohio Higher Ed. too – they’ve got lots of tips to help make college more affordable. Visit Main Library downtown to check out the Foundation Grants for Individuals database – it provides exclusive access to funding that might be available from foundations.

Don’t stop there! Most of the industry standard and classic guides are available as eBooks! You can find them all by using the search bar at ToledoLibrary.org – where both print and eBook versions are listed in the same place. Here are a few you might want to explore:

Ø  Get Free Cash for College

Ø  1001 Ways to Pay for College

Ø  The College Blue Book (Volume 5: Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Loans)

Ø  Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans

Sometimes the best way to learn and explore resources is through personalized instruction. Our expert Librarians are here for you on a daily basis, and also through top-notch programs, such as:

Avoiding the Dreaded Student Debt Monster

Tuesday, October 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Main Library’s Huntington Meeting Room, 325 Michigan St.

It’s never too early to start planning for how you’ll pay for college – and never too late to take steps to keep from paying for too much of the cost with student loans.  Join Wendy Easler of Partners in Education, Jodie Crowl of TPS, and Mary Plews from the Library for an evening of learning about ways you can manage the college planning process, how financial aid and scholarships can help, and all our best tips on organizing it all and keeping the debt monster at bay.


How Can I Save Money Once I’m in college?

By taking advantage of all that your Library has to offer. Save money by using our:

• Streaming and downloadable movies, TV shows, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks,

  and magazines

• Creative labs, maker spaces, and studio spaces

• FREE high-tech meeting rooms

• Business centers and job help resources

• Nearly 100 online resources and databases

• Financial education programs

• iPads, Launchpads, Smartboards, adaptable technology, and furniture equipped
        meeting spaces

Cultural programs like Authors! Authors!, our nationally renowned author series.

And SO much more!

For more information visit ToledoLibrary.org, or call 419.259.5200.


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Revised: 09/14/17 21:12:36 -0700.

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