Paying for college today
By: Taylor DeVary
For students today to pay their way through college without going into huge debt is a challenge, but it can be done.
College students today are trying new ways to help pay for further education. Of course there is the typical summer job and part-time jobs to earn money. Along with applying for financial aid to cover around half of the cost.
Yet, more students are relying on grants and loans to also help cover the cost of colleges today according to eLearners.com. Luckily, for students today there are some more creative ways to help raise money for college. With the help of college.usatoday.com gives some ideas to those whom are looking at ways to help pay them through college.
One of which can be looking out for more scholarship opportunities that can help pay. There are always people looking for a younger generation to help send to further their education. Also, fun way to save money is by becoming a resident advisor on campus. Some colleges allow free room and board. This can reduce cost by a couple thousand dollars. Another way to help reduce cost is by living at home if the college is in close range to it, which eliminates the total cost of any room and board in general according to college.usatoday.com.
Yet, the most helpful tip other college students give is to graduate on time. To not waste any more money than needed. Also that way the graduate can get into the work force sooner to start paying back loans they may have taken out. Along with paying to live in the adult world of life.
The New York Times recently released about Hillary Clinton on paying for college tuition without needing loans. According to her plan, it would include schools to cut spending. That way inflation does not affect the amount of loans the students would have to take out to attend. This would help stop some of the confusion in loan offices both inside and outside of the colleges.
Unfortunately, the plan does not include private colleges and how students would pay their costs. Still Hillary’s plan would have families and students save and/or loan money for higher education payments. Most families and students are already if not starting to do to help cover the cost of schooling.
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“Paying for College: 7 Tips to Reducing Costs and Getting More Financial Aid.” USA TODAY College. 22 Apr. 2015. Web. 11 Sept. 2015.