Monday, November 30, 2009

Tips to find college scholarships

With the cost of college rising, getting scholarships is what most students need in order to make college more affordable.

Here are some tips to find college scholarships:

First, check with your high school counselor for any scholarships they know about. They will guide you through the process.

Second, look in your town for businesses or groups that offer local students scholarships.

Third, check with your parents' employers for any scholarships they may offer to their workers and children.

Remember to apply early, follow all directions when applying, and keep a very high GPA! Getting scholarships is not as hard as it seems, but it takes work.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Finding money for college in a recession

Just because the economy has tanked does not mean you can't get money for college. But, you do have to think and do things differently.

First and foremost, you need to think cost savings. You can save money by staying home and going to a local state or community college. The cost difference between that and moving away and staying in a dorm is enormous.

Your family needs to know! Contact all of your close relatives who you have a relationship with and ask them for money. Yes, ask! Many relatives would love to help you out. Let them sponsor your books or other fees, as well as funds for a general budget. Get tips on saving on college textbooks.

If you are going to an out of state or area college, don't apply to just one. Many colleges will offer a better financial aid package than the next one. In the end, it really does not matter much where you graduate from. Learn some financial aid secrets.

Get a part-time job. This may sound awful, but many do just fine working and going to college. Jobs are tough to come by now, but many still exist for students. Come up with your own: babysitting, dog walking, etc. 5 jobs that college students can get now.

If you or your family has extra financial burdens or situations, contact the college's financial aid officer. They are there to help you!

Get good grades and apply for the colleges scholarships. Many have plenty of money for performance based in house scholarships and grants.

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tips to save money in college

College can be very expensive and many students are broke. There are many things you can do to make college cheaper, as well as keeping money in your pocket.

Some college money saving ideas:

Kick bad habits like smoking.
Do free activities on campus like movies and concerts.
Get a cheaper cell phone plan and don't text a lot.
Buy your clothes used from garage sales and thrift shops.
Skip the expensive snacks and eat 3 good meals a day.
If you live in the dorm, either use your meal plan or don't get one.

These are just a few tips to save money in college.

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