Making College Affordable
The first step toward making college an affordable goal is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FASFA. Often students think they are disqualified from receiving financial aid for a variety of reasons, including their parents potentially make too much money, but the reality is that you don’t know that for sure unless you complete the application.
The second method to help ease the cost of college is to simply get a job while you are in school. Not only will you receive a monetary compensation for your time and effort, but future employers often look at previous experience as a way for employees to develop a solid work ethic. It also demonstrates that you are willing to put forth the effort to finance your education and work toward your goals.
You should also consider looking for scholarship resources outside of the FASFA application. Discuss potential options with your parents and be sure to check your school’s website for links to different scholarship opportunities. You might be surprised, but there is money out there, you just have to find it.
The last, and most obvious, step toward making your education affordable is to choose to study at RELLIS! With over 20 bachelor’s degrees available on campus, we definitely have a program for you. Blinn College is on site to offer two years of lower-level coursework before you transfer to an A&M System school to work on your final two years of upper-level coursework. This makes earning a bachelor’s degree with us very affordable.
Seeking out scholarships, grants, work-study, loans and a good old fashioned paycheck are all in my top for tips for making college affordable.
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