4. Search for Grants and Scholarships

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Take advantage of the scholarship. There are many types of scholarships like national ones that will cover the whole amount. There are also local ones that provide smaller award amounts that are offered by nonprofit and local organizations. Even though they are smaller, they are less competitive thus you have a bigger chance of getting them.

Also, if you are an employed person, some companies also give out scholarships to dependents of their employees. So, make sure to check that in your company. Unlike student loans, scholarships are free and you do not need to pay it back. In order to find scholarships you can use free scholarship search websites like Fastweb or the College Board’s Big Future.

Also, never pay for the information you want or when you want to submit an application. It’s most likely a fraud if you have to spend money to get a scholarship.

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