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Paying for College

What are the different ways to pay for college ?
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I would like to know because I am just curious

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Well, the big three are financial aid, student loans, and scholarships. I'd say the best way to go is scholarships. Go to all the websites of the schools you're looking at applying for and check what scholarships they offer and if you're eligible. Also, most school administrators have access to state and county scholarship resources you can ask about. And there are websites that list TONS of scholarship opportunities. One that my teacher gave me is scholarships360.org. It shows you the application deadlines, windows, and requirements.

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2 years ago

College is incredibly expensive. Some ways to pay for college are through things like the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), scholarships, and student loans.

The FAFSA is something almost all college students submit to receive financial aid. It takes into account the amount of money your family is able to contribute to pay for college and the government gives you money.

Many schools offer scholarships based on merit and talent (if you are applying to an art program). Keep up good grades and work on creating a spike or passion. There are also plenty of scholarships for people within certain minorities, religions, and also who want to major in certain things.

Student loans are also helpful because they allow you to go to college without paying for it immediately. I do recommend finding other ways to pay for college before student loans, just because you don't want to be in debt for a long time, but they do work.

It is also important to note that the cost of different colleges varies drastically. Usually, public schools are cheaper than private schools. However, don't let the initial sticker price deter you from applying- you never know how much financial aid you will get.

Last but not least, I recommend you start saving for college. If you can, get a part-time job and put away some of the money you make into a fund.

Overall, there are several ways to pay for college. You just have to find what will work for you and your family.

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