7 Potential Ways to Fund Your College Education ...

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Finding ways to fund your college education can be tough.2

It seems like the cost of attendance increases every year and this can be a bit discouraging.

Many people even decide to attend a college that they don’t really want to go to or decide not to go at all, in an attempt to save money.

If you've you got your heart set on going to college, don’t give up.

There are some ways to fund your college education that you may not have considered.

Let’s check some of them out.

1. Federal Financial Aid

One of the first things you should do when trying to find ways to fund your college education is to apply for a Federal Pell Grant.

This is one of the best ways to fund your education because you never have to pay the money you receive back.

The amount of money that you will receive will depend on things like your financial need, how much it costs to attend the college you've selected, and whether you’re a full-time or part-time student.

You can apply online or at the college you plan to attend.

If you are currently in high school, you can also visit the guidance counselor's office for help.2

2. Check into Local Scholarships

Have you considered applying for local scholarships in your area?2

I know that my insurance company awards scholarships each year.

My husband’s employer does as well.

I have a friend who was awarded a small scholarship from a local car dealership because she was the only one to apply.

If this is something that you’re interested in, start by contacting different companies in your area and asking them if they have scholarship programs.

If they do, ask them how to apply.

3. Part-time Job

There are tons of different part-time jobs that you can do while in college.2

Many employers are happy to work around your class schedule.

When I was in college I worked at a convenience store and my boss was great about working around my schedule.

It may be a good idea to get your class schedule lined up before you start applying for jobs.

Then you will be able to inform your potential employer of the days and times that you are available to avoid any conflict.

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