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Didn’t Get The Scholarship? 5 Ways You Can Pay For College

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Created On: 9/17/2019 6:30:00 PM


Didn’t Get The Scholarship? 5 Ways You Can Pay For College


With college education being as costly as it is nowadays, it is a nightmare for students who fail to procure scholarship for their education in college.  They feel the earth slipping away from under their feet, justifiably so. Since the financial aid system is a complex and a little perplexing one for the students, it is but natural to feel so jittery about the way forward.  However, not able to bag a scholarship is not the end of the road. There are several ways to fund collegiate education despite the support of scholarships. A little in-depth analysis and a thoughtful approach will unravel most of the avenues available in such a scenario.

While it is cumbersome and vexing the proposition, it is always better than to compromise and withdraw from studies. To enable an easy solution for the students who feel left out of the scholarship facility, we enlist 5 of the top and approachable avenues of funding for their college studies.  Take a look. Take heart.

  1. Most notable among such avenues is the Grants route. These are non-repayable financial assistance programs for the furtherance of college studies. These grants are mostly funded by the college, State and Federal Government. Applicant’s financial need forms the basis for the sanction of these grants. The eligible quantum of the grant is arrived at based on the details provided by the applicants in their respective Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  2. Enroll in a local community college. This may sound compromising your ambitions to pursue your education in a reputed institution, but a community college is no inferior when it comes to providing quality education. As long as credits are freely transferable, most universities are open to accepting community college transcripts.
  3. Work-study jobs are another avenue open for students who failed to get the scholarship for their college education. Most educational campuses offer a part-time job to students.  The eligibility for these part-time jobs depends on their finances in conjunction with the available funding at the school. Filing FAFSA is mandatory to qualify for these types of jobs.  If even this avenue does not work, go online and surf for private part-time jobs like a 4 hour-a-day stint at groceries, hospitality sector or fueling stations.
  4. Sometimes, colleges oblige in case of a written representation for financial aid. Experts in the field opine that most colleges have a buffer to accommodate such requests, provided the applicant pitches in the financial position of the family in an impressive way. Remember, FAFSA is not the final barrier. The actual financial situation of several families is certainly not in tune with these details as they pertain to income earned in the prior year to the previous year.

5.       Well, you can step out of the traditional funding sources and look out for the Corporate and non-governmental agencies/bodies which have scholarship programs for students. Then, there are private advocacy groups who pitch in with their funding programs. Religious organizations too, have their own packages for students which are both need-based as well as merit-based.