Worried about how you and your parents are going to pay for college? Understanding how financial assistance and bill paying works can help you relieve some of your stress over paying for your college education. Keep in mind, it is a great investment. According to the U.S. Census Bureau statistics, if you have an undergraduate college degree, you will earn an average of 80 percent more than your friends who only have a high school diploma. The difference is potentially more than $1,000,000 over your working career. So, college is worth the money but the cost can be a bit intimidating. Let's go over financial aid options available at Northern Michigan University. (Information provided by www.collegeboard.com).