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 gain employment while you are in school. We understand getting a new job right now is not as practical as before the pandemic, but if you do have this opportunity, future employers often look at previous experience as a way for employees to develop a solid work ethic. It also demonstrates effort to finance your education and work toward your goals. If you have found yourself recently unemployed, consider returning to school to earn your bachelor’s degree. The earning potential may be important to you. Check out the updated chart about from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic that breaks out the earning potential by the level of completed education.
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. Additionally, the Texas A&M System Board of Regents recently approved a scholarship to assist with and financial needs. Each university at the RELLIS Campus can assist you with the process.
The last, and most obvious, step toward making your education affordable is to choose to study at RELLIS! RELLIS offers the 3rd most affordable tuition in Texas. 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. So, how can I help you from here?
Manager of Enrollment Services