There are several ways to pay without federal aid:
1) Private loans (if qualified)
2) College Savings Plan if one was set up
3) Funding from outside scholarships or grants - such as through church, foundations, state, etc.
4) A job through the college or university - but not federal work-study since federal work study funds are considered federal aid.
5) Non-federal work study jobs. Yes, your school probably offers these types of jobs that students can work in and get paid as a student-employee.
6) Out of pocket, of course.
Hope this helps!
Of course, federal aid is one of the most popular ways to get financial aid but, it isn't the only way. Here's a brief list to help you with your research.
• Check to see if your parent's employer offer scholarships
• Private Loans
• Check with your local church, community, clubs and businesses in your area
• Research the field that you want to major in to see if they are offering scholarships or grants
• GoFundMe Account (Ask family and friends to support your college endeavor such as books, supplies, club fees, memberships, etc. )
Sheila recommends the following next steps: