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So... I'll be graduating from college in a month with a B.S. in Computer Science. I've applied for and been accepted to some graduate schools for a Master's starting this fall, which I'm planning on doing. Unfortunately, it's looking like it'll be a lot of money (~30k per semester, total of (probably) three semesters, and while this includes things such as room and board and health insurance, not all of which I'll need, it's still a substantial amount). And it's just about April, and I haven't really started looking at things.
How exactly do I pay for this?
More background: I got a full ride, merit-based scholarship for my undergraduate degree, so while I'm leaving college with 0 debt (yay!), I also have basically no experience on how to go about paying for education (aww...). I also don't really have any worthwhile amount of money saved, nothing that really makes a dent in this amount of money, even with whatever I earn this summer. I am getting a merit scholarship for my most-preferred school, but it will still leave the majority for me to pay.
I will be a TA, which will make me some money. Most likely also doing research, for more moneys. Again, though, not enough to cover all this.
I'm not sure if it's too late for other, third-party scholarships?
I'll fill out the FAFSA (soon, perhaps this weekend), which is good, yes? That's for Federal loans, am I right?
Loans are probably my best option in general, I'd imagine. If so, I'll need advise on that, as I have next to no experience with it.