How to Get Big Bucks for College

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The new school year is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about all of those expenses. With savings plans, student loans and scholarships, there’s a good chance the bulk of it can be covered. With classes fast approaching do you know how you’re going to pay for college?

CNBC Make It lends some advice on how to get the most money for college in this quick video:

Check out these tips on how to go after the big bucks:

  • Fill out FAFSA. A golden rule for every college student is to fill out the FAFSA, or Federal Application for Student Aid. This is the mega hub of financial aid and a clearinghouse of sorts. Apply once, and your aid will be delivered to the school of your choice. Don’t be late, or you’ll miss out on all the benefits.
  • See if you qualify for state aid and scholarships. Each year or at allotted time periods, states open their applications for grants and assistance.
  • Research businesses and foundations. There are all sorts of grants and scholarships just waiting for you to find them. Every penny helps!
  • Apply for financial aid through your college. Sometimes colleges offer special tuition rates or assistance to students with disabilities or in low-income families. Fill out an application in your school’s financial office to see if you qualify.

Even small amounts of funds can equal big payoffs when it comes to paying for college. Apply, apply, apply. You may bank more money than you imagined for your education.

~Here’s to Your Success!

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