Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Alternative Ways to Pay for College
Written by Craig Rozelle
There are many different ways to help you pay for college the key is to not give up and be persistent in trying to find different ways to pay for it. The first way and often the easiest way is to get a scholarship. Many people have the incorrect belief that you need to be a genius in order to get a scholarship however this is not correct. There is usually a minimum grade cutoff generally a 2.5 GPA and if you are above that you have just as good a chance as anybody else to get the scholarship depending what it is based off of. Even once you have already started college there is numerous ways to get scholarships throughout your 4 years of college. Another way is to accelerate your degree and take more classes each semester so that you are able to graduate earlier and pay less money. Another option is transferring, by starting at a less expensive university then transferring and only paying some of the tuition of the more expensive college. There is also some tuition free college where you just have to work 10 – 15 hours per week instead of paying tuition. Some colleges allow you to lock in tuition for all four years so you are not subjected to rate hikes that will screw up your plan that you have made to pay off your college. These are just some of the many ways that you can you pay for college, just never give up and keep trying and more likely than not you will be able to pay your way through college.