Paying for College

It should come as no surprise that college is expensive, but there are some tips and tricks that can help reduce your overall costs. We’ll take a look at how scholarships work, who can get them, and where to find them. Even if you think your parents make too much money, or your grades aren’t good enough, we’ll show you that there are scholarships and other resources out there for just about everyone — including you!

merit-based scholarships

5 Prestigious Merit-Based College Scholarships

In the world of scholarships, students can earn money for a variety of reasons. They may be skilled at sports or have a special talent, or even secure funding based on the color of their hair. There are even scholarships that are awarded to students based on the luck of the draw. But, out of all the scholarships students may be eligible to receive, none may be as rewarding as those based on academic achievement. To some, winning merit-based college scholarships is affirmation that all those long nights of studying and giving up their free time to hit the books was really worth it. It’s definitely something to brag about on college applications and résumés, not to mention the occasional family get together. For those who aren’t afraid of a little competition, there are several scholarships available this fall to those who have excelled in school. Students should be warned, the application process is not easy; but, if they come out on top, the rewards are great. Here are just a few programs that are currently seeking eligible candidates.

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Non-Traditional Students

10 Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students

There are many reasons why students may choose not to enroll in college directly after high school. Maybe they did not have the financial means to cover the cost of a college education, or perhaps they just needed an academic break. Some may have had family obligations that prevented them from focusing on a college degree or medical issues that made it impossible to attend classes. Whatever the reasons, those who chose to delay college, or return after an extended break, often find it difficult to get back on track. They may feel left behind and assume that there is insufficient financial aid available to assist them in obtaining their college diplomas, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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3 Ways Geocaching and Scholarship Hunting Are Alike

Are you familiar with the term geocaching? It’s basically a massive scavenger hunt that can be played locally or even worldwide. The activity was originally called gpsstashing, but some people thought the word ‘stash’ might have a negative connotation. So, the term geocaching was adopted instead. Geocaching is very similar to letterboxing, which was played in the 1800s. Participants would use clues to guide others to hidden treasures. Although modern-day geocaching has been around for more than a decade, it’s really gained in popularity over the last few years thanks to smartphone apps and online games. When you think about it, geocaching is very similar to scholarship hunting. In fact, we found three distinct qualities that both possess.

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Simple Ways to Win College Money

Does it seem like there are never enough hours in the day to accomplish everything? Even during the summer break, my schedule is overflowing with appointments and projects that need to be completed. Once classes resume, it will only get worse — especially for high school seniors. Some of you simply won’t have the time, or the energy, to sit down and write a 10-page essay or run around gathering documents for a lengthy scholarship application. Luckily, not all scholarship programs take hours of preparation. Some scholarships are out there that can be completed in 30 minutes or less. And, if you really have an aversion to writing essays or filling out detailed forms, there are some fun and creative contests that have prize funds that are no laughing matter. Here are just a few simple ways you can win college money without a huge investment of time.

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15 minutes could save you

15 Minutes Could Save You $500 for College

Now that school is out and you have more free time on your hands, consider setting aside a few minutes each day to work on college scholarships. I’m not talking about an hour or two, just fifteen minutes a day. Heck, you probably spend more time than that fixing your breakfast every morning. You may not think that such a short span of time could ever result in winning any scholarships, but it really can help your build your college nest egg. There are several scholarship programs that are fun and easy to enter. Most require a short essay of 250 words or less, which is basically a long paragraph, but some scholarships require no work at all. You simply complete the online application and throw your name into the pool for a chance to win some college cash. Of course, the more scholarships you complete the more chances you’ll have to win. Here are a few scholarships to get you started.

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