How Can I Get Money To Pay For The Rest of My Schooling Without Getting A Loan?
I have been through many struggles throughout my life... One being someone had killed my father when I was 11 while he was working so that's the only money I have to pay for school. Unfortunately, I go to a very expensive private school and I only have enough for one more semester. I am in my 2nd year, my family is from a third world country I'm the first to go to college and we don't know what to do except avoid loans. I've applied to many scholarships and just never receive them. I do have financial aid and grants and no part-time job will help me raise enough money. I have to pay $12,000 a semester while most kids here pay $500 it just doesn't make sense or add up. #financial-aid #money #college #education #finance
The most important thing to do is to develop a career focus and talk to people who are involved in that career to get their advice.
Also, it really does not matter what school you attend, as the most important factors are how well you do with the school work, which is an indication to an employer about what kind of employee you will be, and the effort that you put forth in your networking to set up networking connections that will help you throughout your education/career journey. Here is an important video for you to watch: ## http://www.ted.com/talks/julie_lythcott_haims_how_to_raise_successful_kids_without_over_parenting?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=talk&utm_term=education ##
Here are some good suggestions for reducing college debt: ## http://www.educationplanner.org/students/paying-for-school/ways-to-pay/reduce-college-costs.shtml
Sources of information about scholarships, internships, coop programs, etc, would include the reference librarian at your local library, the counseling department at your school, favorite teachers at your school, the admissions office at any school to which you might consider attending next, your religious organization (if you have one), professional associations to which people in your career area of interest belong.
Ken recommends the following next steps: