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Financial Aid For College Students in 2010 - Discover Other Ways to Find Money to Finish School

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Many students are looking for additional funding to finish college. Most colleges are publishing their tuition fees for the next school year, and it appears the rates will be rising again next year. College is becoming increasingly unaffordable for many people as tuition continues to rise at a much faster rate than earnings. More and more people are applying for aid, and there is less and less money to go around. Trying to find financial aid for college students in 2010 is becoming increasingly difficult.

Fortunately, there are still ways to find financial aid. Here are a few tips as you look for aid:

1. Apply for a summer job that you can work during the school year. This is a tip that many people never mention. There are some employers that will hire college students and pay their way through school. See if you can find any employers that hire college students and help pay for tuition costs during the school year. You might be able to find an employer that will hire you part-time during the school year while you attend school, and pay for your schooling too!

2. Apply for aid through your major at college. Sometimes, you can find financial aid through your major. I would advise you to make an appointment with the head of your department and ask about scholarship opportunities available through the school. Professors are always looking to refer the best and brightest students to employers once their students graduate.

3. Look online for other funding sources. The internet is a big place. Look for other opportunities for funding online. There are many strange opportunities available online that could help you generate some cash while you are at school.

These are some of my tips for financial aid for college students in 2010. I recommend that you continue to do everything you can to find the money you need for college early on so you can continue in your studies until you graduate!