College Advice Blog

Jun 4, 2012

Financing College Education

Financing ones education can cause a student a great deal of hardship. I have experienced it throughout my college years. The good thing is there are many options out there, such as scholarships, loans, and grants. However, filing out scholarship and loan application forms can be quite a hassle. Sometimes you don’t get any positive results, but that doesn’t mean you should stop trying. After some hard work, you might start seeing something in return. You can qualify for a large scholarship or a no interest loan, etc.

If you do take out a loan be sure to look into what your field has to say about loans. Some jobs offer loan forgiveness, partially or fully. Everything comes with a price though, find out the details before you sign yourself up for anything. A company may require you to work for them for a certain amount of years for that loan to be forgiven.

To finance your education also consider a part time job as well while you’re in school. If you don’t have time to take on a part time job, be creative. Think about something you can do with flexibility, such as tutoring or something online. You might even find a job which offers you a tuition waiver... yes, even with a part time job, it's possible.


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