Your college major will determine much of your future decisions – and it also plays an important, large role in the financial aid available to you. There are a number of state and federal grant and loan forgiveness programs targeted at specific college majors.
The most common areas of study for such programs are education, healthcare, and STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). Students pursuing degrees in these areas may find substantial financial aid opportunities to offset the costs of their education. However, if your passion doesn’t lie in education, healthcare, or science and technology, there are still ample reasons to pursue your chosen major, as well as various sources of college funding to assist you.