“How do I pay for college,” is a familiar question asked by college students I visit with. Aside from what you’ve heard and what is widely accepted, I’m not aware of new and unheard of ways to pay for college. Funding your education takes understanding your options, discipline, and often, help from others. Students who have developed academic and financial plans are more likely to be prepared for their college experience and graduate debt-free. There are four ways to pay for college.
It’s that time again. Time to turn in scholarship applications. And just in time too. According to the National Center for Education Statistics “Average undergraduate tuition and fees for full-time students across all degree-granting postsecondary institutions in 2013–14 were $11,200