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Where can you find scholarships that will give you more than $1,000?

All the scholarships I have been applying to are just $1,000. I know money is money and receiving any kind of that for college is good, but I just want to help my parents out more. If anyone can help me figure that out, I will be grateful! #collegeisstressful #college-scholarships

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Mary’s Answer

Check out this link: https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx?keyword=film&sortcolumns=BestMatch&sortdirections=&studyLevelfilter=4294967284

It has helped me filter out exactly what scholarships I qualify for. Also, teach yourself about student loans and government help. I suggest avoiding private loan companies as much as you can. The interest rates are too high and many friends of mine are stuck in this endless cycle of debt. If your aid or scholarships don't cover your tuition, set up a payment plan with school and work as hard as you can during breaks. College is rough, but preparing for your future is super important, I mean that is why we go right?

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Megan’s Answer

College can be very expensive! If you're concerned about cost, community college to get your associates degree first may be a good route. Community college is much more affordable than a university, but you can complete the same required classes. Many community colleges also have associations with universities so they will be able to help you meet the requirements to get into a program at the university. My brother went to a community college for two years and then finished his undergraduate degree at a university. It helped him save money, but still receive a great education.

Many colleges also offer specific scholarships to their institute. Another option I'm not sure if you checked into, is if you qualify for federal aid. In order to determine this, you will have to fill out your FASFA, which will ask questions about your parent/guardians income and other items. You may qualify for grants or Federal loans with lower interest rates.

Megan recommends the following next steps:

Review differences between community college and university (https://study.com/blog/community-college-vs-university-the-big-differences.html). If you're interested, find a community college near you (https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/CommunityServices/find-community-colleges.aspx)
Look into your FASFA (https://fafsa.ed.gov)