4 months ago
Paying for College

What are some good scholarships I can apply for as an undecided student?

I do not know what I want my major to be yet, but I know I want to apply for college. I come from a low-income family so every little bit counts. I don't care if it's just a $200 scholarship.

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4 months ago

I don't know much about scholarships but if you don't have one already, you should get a job. If you're under 16, it can be something like babysitting or tutoring for family friends, you can charge $15-20 an hour but won't be able to work many hours. If you're 16-18, you can apply for jobs online or in-person. If you're a minor, you probably need to fill out a work permit form with your high school. There are companies like Chipotle that give you money towards college if you work with them long enough, I think it's up to ~$5k a year as long as you keep working while in college. Either way, you can compare wages on job sites like Indeed and Glassdoor, it'll depend on your state's minimum wage. I've worked in fast food/casual restaurants since I was 16. When I started, I made $12/hour but now I'm making $14+ at one job depending on nightly tips and $16 at another. Finally, some banks run deals where they give bonuses if you open an account and put a certain amount in it or set up direct deposit (which you do when you get a job).

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