If you got your acceptance letter in the college of your dream, then it is good news but the bad news is that there is no scholarship of any kind that will sponsor your enrollment.
There is more good news as many students are being given financial aid on order to afford a college education thus all they have to pay is less than the sticker price of the school.
Let’s look at the data gathered by The College Board. Last year, the average cost for a private college which includes tuition, board as well as room boils down to the sticker price of $45,370 but the average student was only able to pay $26,080. In the case of public colleges, sticker price average was $20,090 but students who are in-state were only able to pay an average of $14,210.
If you don’t have a scholarship, do not worry as there are other ways to get a financial help. You can find other scholarship and grants which does not require payment after and there is loaning but you have to pay for it afterwards. The amount you will receive will be based on your family’s income while some judged you based on your academic performance.
- There are states, federal government and colleges that awards grants to students and these do not require payment afterwards. Majority of these are given depending on the students financial need and the report submitted through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
- You can also appeal to the college to give you some money and thus reducing the amount you have to pay them. This can be done by sending them a letter and then a phone call after. It helps if you prove that you are a good fit in their school and to talk about your current financial situation.
- If you are eligible then you can apply for a work-study job which is basically a part-time job but the location is either in the campus or nearby which makes it possible for you to juggle work and school.
If none of this works and you have red eyes then you are in luck because there is such thing as the Red Eyes Scholarships. You just have to learn more about it and how to qualify yourself.