There aren't any easy ways to pay for college. The most basic way is to study hard and get incredible grades. I also suggest the following:
Vickey recommends the following next steps:
Hi there, I just helped a client with eductional planning. The first step is to realize that there will be a need for money set aside. Next figure out a goal to solve for. I solved for tuition at a nearby school. I calculated out a monthly amount to reach that goal. If it’s more than a few years you want to adjust for inflation. I then created a budget based on the last 3 months of my client’s household expenses. They didn’t have enough extra money per month to meet the monthly goal so we decreased spending and increased income (another job) for the remainder. What was not obtainable needs to be found with scholarships or loans. I always recommend filling out the Financial Aid Form (FAF) only after you know the household budget.
Jeff recommends the following next steps:
The best way you can pay for college is through scholarships/grants.
Another way you may consider paying for college includes enlisting in the army.
Once you are eligible to leave the army, the army will pay your college tuition.
Of course if you decide to enlist in the army, you will need to file an educational leave with your university.
Please meet with a Financial Aid Counselor at your university to discuss options for paying your college tuition.
Good luck with your personal, educational, and professional endeavors!
Kortnee recommends the following next steps:
There are many different ways to pay for college including loans, scholarships, coop and intern programs, and part time and full time jobs. However, it is important to remember that loans have to be paid back and can cause a stress on your life for many years until they are paid off. To learn more about scholarships and coop and intern programs you can talk to your academic adviser at your school, the reference librarian at your local library, the leader of your religious organization, professional associations to which people who are working in your career area of interest belong, to name a few. Also, part time and full time jobs are a good possibility especially if they are in your career area of interest.
Getting to know yourself better to determine which career area best suits your personality traits is a great step in assisting with exploring financing of an education as well as assuring that you will be entering a career area in which you will find satisfaction and fulfilment.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
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