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Best way to get cover college tuition?

Asked Smithfield, North Carolina

Well, I've fallen behind in getting financial support for college and I've been excepted!! Yaaaay! Well, my family and I don't have deep pockets, so what's are your recommendations! #community

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Dwight’s Answer


I've found financial aid counselors at most colleges tremendously helpful in uncovering hidden sources of grants, loans, and funding and consider adding some part-time employment/work study to your schedule. One important detail, however; always represent yourself with excellence especially when you're communicating on social media or a site like this. Using the incorrect "excepted" in your question rather than the correct form of "accepted" creates a negative first impression for you and should be avoided at all costs. SPELLING MATTERS!!!!!

Andrea’s Answer

Updated Duncan, Oklahoma

Can you consider military service to help fund your college career? I would try not to get bogged down with too many student loans as that debt can seem insurmountable once you're finished and you need to start paying it back. Scholarships are a great way to fund your education but it can be overwhelming with trying to fill out applications for the multitudes of available scholarships. You might try crowd funding your education. Here's a list of the best crowdfunding sites for college degrees. You could go to local businesses and ask them to make contributions. http://www.crowdcrux.com/crowdfunding-sites-for-college-and-education-costs/

You can also work while you're in school. I worked at a Hollister for 10-20 hours a week for my first two years of school and then I landed a job as a teaching assistant for 10-20 hr/week and that helped (and was more convenient because it was on campus).

Linda’s Answer

Updated Grapevine, Texas

Hi Joel, Congratulations on being accepted to college! You will have a wonderful time.

First I would talk to your guidance counselor who can steer you in the right direction. Also, apply for any scholarships for which you are eligible as a lot of scholarships go unused, as no one has applied for them. There are some really unusual ones out there. Here are some websites that you can check out for information on financial aid and scholarships:

http://careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch/ScholarshipCategory.asp?searchtype=category&nodeid=22 https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c21963.htm

I wish you luck on your college career!