Build up your own college fund

Instructions

  1. Choose a course you want to pursue in college. 
  2. Decide where you want to study. 
  3. Apply for scholarships. 
    Scholarships are free money that will help you go to college without paying back. If you excel in athletics, academics, or extracurricular activities, try searching for scholarships that will reward you for it. 
  4. Apply for financial aid. 
    You should fill out financial aid forms that most schools give to figure out how much money they can offer students. Make sure only to accept grants and scholarships – not loans. 
  5. Get a job. 
    Getting a part-time job or a full-time summer job will help you save money for college and gain work experience to put on your resume. This is better than taking a loan just to finance your college education.
  6. Open a savings account. 
    You need a place where to keep your college savings. It’s best to keep them on high-interest bank accounts with waived monthly maintenance fees and no maintaining balance required. 
  7. Start saving for your college fund! 
    Make it a habit to put your extra money in your college savings fund instead of spending it. 

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