10 Ways to Find More Money for College

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This is the time of the year where high school seniors are looking forward to making a final decision, seeking a college they will attend. Some students go through the process easily as they have a favored college with the great financial aid package.

But for some students getting into the college is not that easy due to financial reasons that are not as simple as signing on the dotted line. The average price of four-year public college has increased more than 15% since 2008.

There are many ways to find more money that will help you get closer to your dream college.

  1. Ask for help:

If there is just a few dollars shortage you can always ask around in your family or even your friends. Admission offices are aware of who got accepted by financial aid offers and might be able to find you enough money. You might get enough money to get yourself in.

  1. Apply:

Many students don’t file the FAFSA which is one of the biggest reason that doesn’t get help if they are not financially able to enter a college. You might not get qualified for financial aid offers if you apply but you definitely will not qualify if you don’t apply.

Around $3 billion in financial aid got missed out because of incomplete and non-submitted FAFSA’s. There is a chance you might get qualified, don’t miss it out. Also, support your claim with all the necessary documentations required after submitting FAFSA.

  1. Savings:

Living as a modest student with a setup budget plan and ways to decrease costs to save more money as those saving might help you in many ways for you to get in the college. There are many banks that have interesting and attractive incentives which might help you get into your desired college. Save more money, open a bank account with your desired ways of savings.

  1. Crowd Funding:

Being social will help you find more money, Students can surf around the Internet and follow up crowd funding campaigns, for example, GoFundMe, doing so will help students to attract donors for their campaigns. The more crowd you can gather around your campaign the higher the benefit you get.

  1. Student Loans:

Getting small amount student loans might be worth borrowing but it is not suitable to fund your entire education and can be dangerous too. Always make sure you completely understand the terms and conditions before borrowing any loan. Also, consider federal student loans before moving on to private student loans. Getting enough amount of loans that you can cover later will help you get some extra cash for your college.

  1. Earn:

Work! Working few hours a week can help students earn money for books and other school supplies. Sacrificing a little summer fun will help you get a good amount of money. Also, try to find a job where you can work several hours. The plus point in doing so is that while earning an amount of cash you also get to earn good amount of experience which is a perfect win-win situation.

  1. Borrow:

Asking your relatives and to borrow money for education is never a bad idea. Their help will perhaps give you a financial bump, they might be willing to forgive you later when you get graduated. Just live up to your commitments and keep everything written.

  1. Sell Stuff:

One of the best ways to make more money is to sell stuff that is laying around in the store, a yard sale is one of the common ways for making a good amount of money. Indeed you can sell your stuff online on E-Bay or just sell it away in a local market to get extra cash. Use your skills and creativity online, you can make something that gets costumers attention at local events. Give your services, which you are good at.

  1. Drive:

Got your driving license? In this case, you are good to go to make some extra cash even hourly basis. If you own a car and being a responsible driver with proper insurance then sign up with one the online riding companies. In summers everyone is looking for a relaxing ride home why not give them a ride and get paid.

  1. Scholarships:

While searching around for other option and missing out scholarship, well it’s time to pick up again and consider it. Scholarships are available with wide variety of interests and abilities. There is probably one that is just for you. There are an endless amount of scholarships available for students, though scholarships based on academic achievement or financial need, there is a scholarship out there just for you.

The outcome you get through the ways of making money for college might surprise you and might help you pay the college fee. Get started now, invest your time in the best and get surprised by the outcome.

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Masters in Mass Communication, the writer is a journalist, currently working for FactsChronicle.

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