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When going to college, if i dont make enough money to put into the school to buy the things that i need, and i dont earn many scholarships, plus my parents cant afford, what do i do then?

What are some of my options? #school #money #education #finance #college

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Ali’s Answer

Hi Aurora,

There are many scholarship programs in community and college. You may reach out them to present your situation and convince them. Secondly, You may start part time job to save money for college.


I did everything myself even it was very hard to obtain scholarship in my back home.

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David’s Answer

Most schools also have work-study programs where you can find a job right within the university to help you pay certain expenses.
Others find job outside the school, but the former option may offer more flexibility as they know you are a student.
When I was in college, I worked as a tech in one of the computer labs -- it wasn't difficult and it allowed for some reading time if not terribly busy.
If there is a will, there is a way -- and most schools try to help the best they can with students in need.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!
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Simeon’s Answer

I'd recommend starting out with community college and saving up some money ahead of time. Besides that, I'd recommend seeing if you qualify for work study. Work study is a bank of grant money that you can pull hourly wages from like a normal job, usually part time. Assuming the same hours and pay, work-study is way superior. You can get study time back if you work in a dorm lobby or a library. You can get lots of free food if you work at the cafeteria. I was able to do both and it was a big boon to both my undergraduate and graduate studies. It helped me connect the dots financially while living in college as well. Plus, you save yourself hours of time commuting to and from campus and don't have to deal with quite the same stress/pressure from having a real job off-campus.
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Dana’s Answer

Hi Aurora,


Great question! My suggestion for you would be to apply for financial aid and/or take out a student loan. When applying to college you should be able to call the University for more information on financial aid or student loan options.


Dana

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