How to Pay For College
The best resources out today to find college scholarships and helpful tips for financial aid.
We’ve been right where you are. You’re looking at colleges, you’re excited to go, but then you get scared by the price tag and the thought of student loan debt.
Unfortunately, student debt is a problem most of us live with, and what makes it even harder is that the price of going to college continues to increase year after year.
Luckily there are a lot of resources out there to help you find scholarships and get some free $$ for college.
Here’s a list of our favorite resources to help you navigate where to find scholarships you qualify for and how to pay for college.
Fastweb is arguably today’s most popular online source as they host nearly 2 million scholarships with more than $3.4 billion in funding. Simply create a profile, begin your search, and the site will help you find scholarships that fit your needs. They also let you see the scholarships you applied for, want to apply for in the future and offer plenty of contents.
Unigo offers one of the best searches for millions of available scholarships. It’s easy to search by type and category, including athletic, minority, major-specific, college-specific and more.
3. The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2020: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes
Not only is this book filled with pages on available scholarships to apply for, but it also offers plenty of helpful tips, including the Do’s and Don’ts for filling out your application and writing the perfect essay.
Scholarships.com is one of the largest scholarship databases around – and it’s frequently updated. They have more nearly 3 million scholarship and grant opportunities to search for worth more than $19 billion. We highly recommend that you make a personal profile and see which scholarships are the best fit for you.
The main headline on their site says, “Every College. Every Scholarship” – so you know you’re going to find something here. In fact, they have a database of more than $11 billion in scholarship opportunities. What we love most are all the tools they have to help you find scholarships like their “Fit Score” and the calculator that shows your chances to get into specific schools.
A great online resource to learn everything you want to know about paying for college. Besides sharing where to find the best scholarships, they cover a lot of important financial topics, including calculating student loan payments, filling out FAFSA, scholarship deadlines, and offer online workshops and a private Facebook group to talk with other parents and students. Join the Facebook group here.
Best of luck in your scholarship search!
Have any other resources that you find helpful? Let us know in the comments.