Financial Aid

What’s Higher Education REALLY Worth?

The amount of education you pursue and the degree(s) you obtain will determine everything from the type of house you live in and car you drive to where you vacation and the clothes you are able to buy. The good news is, how you end up is in your hands. Check out the following lifestyles by degree level to see which one matches your expectations for life after high school.

How to Manage Bank Accounts, Credit Cards, and Your Money On Your Own

College is the perfect opportunity to take steps toward managing finances, and the experts from Arvest Bank are here to help.

3 Things to Ask Before Taking Out a Student Loan

Confused by some of the financial terminology? Wondering how long it'll take to pay off these loans? And is it all really worth it? These answers can help.

How To Score Free Money for Your Higher Education

There is cost involved whether you’re pursuing a bachelor’s degree or a certificate of proficiency. How much of that cost comes out of your purse or pocket? Well, that’s up to you.

Where The Jobs Are (And Who Pays the Most) in Arkansas

Take a look at Arkansas’ biggest employers, fastest-growing industries, happiest employees, and average salaries.

The Money Quiz: Are You Prepared for College's Financial Demands?

Find out if you’re prepared to take on college’s financial demands, and get some tailor-made advice just for you!

Student Loans: Why They Should Be Your Last Resort — and the Kind to Get If You Must

After you’ve exhausted all avenues for free financial aid like scholarships and grants, try again. Then, if you still come up empty-handed, or don’t have enough to foot the whole bill, consider borrowing for college.

101 Things You Need To Know About Getting Financial Aid

Higher education can be surprisingly affordable — even free. Follow our step-by-step plan to pay as little as possible for your degree.