College is more expensive than ever before, with many schools costing upwards of $200,000 for a four-year degree. What's a non-millionaire to do?
How about find more money? Before you roll your eyes and continue sadly shaking your piggy bank, try these steps.
First and foremost, fill out your FAFSA. You can access the Free Application for Financial Aid online and submit it as early as January 1 for the following school year. Even if you think you won’t be eligible, it’s worth a try: The Office of Federal Student Aid distributes billions of dollars a year. Some of that might as well go to you.
Next, utilize the power of the internets to find scholarships. FastWeb.com is a huge online database of scholarships and student loans. They’ve got 1.5 million scholarships worth $3.4 billion listed on the site right now.
Finally, don’t overlook these unusual scholarship programs:
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