What are possible ways to make college more affordable?
I find it very difficult to find ways to pay for college. I don't want to owe a lot after graduating. What are possible ways to help make it cheaper ans easier to manage. #finance #scholarship #money-management
I have started asking myself these same questions now that the I have used all of my tuition assistance offered within the military. I have completed over 120 credit hours for free within the military and am not pursueing a MBA that I will have to pay for. I am capable of using my GI Bill which i received from the military but have also started applying for grants and scholarships. Look into a Pell grant and FAFSA.
William Barrett’s Answer
Another way to make college cheaper or atleast for it to seem cheaper, would be to attempt to pay for it in cash as the semesters occur. Now this may sound a bit outlandish, but it is definitely doable. You can get a job or even a 2nd job, and try to take any and all side hustles you can while trying to save up money to pay for the semesters. This way when you are completed with college you will not have to worry about the debt or it will be much less, which will make it seem like it is cheaper (which it actually will be because there will either be no interest or much less interest.) Hope this helps!
Always look for free money - grants and scholarships - that does not have to be repaid. One good search engine is http://www.fastweb.com/ . Also, look for paid internships - where you can get on the job experience, college credit and receive a pay check. You will also want to look at the job placement rates for your school/major - when you have completed your education you want to get a good job. Don't be afraid to seek out your financial aid office for assistance. Good luck to you.