Owing less tuition money at the end of the year is more reasonable than you realize. The holidays usually mark the beginning of a spending frenzy for most people, but it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to put more tuition money aside or win some additional scholarships. We’ve compiled some simple tips to secure a little more money for school during the final months of 2012!
1. Apply, apply, apply! The end of the year marks the deadline for a ton of scholarships. If you’ve procrastinated for the past 11 months, then utilize some of your days off to tear through as many scholarship applications as you can. Need somewhere to start? See below for four scholarships that are ready for your entry right now!
2. Call in a favor! Remember that time you covered for your friend in class? Well now is the time for them to pay it forward. Ask those friends to help you apply and cover more ground. Spend one evening completing applications, instead of watching TV, and you could have twice as many entries finished in the same amount of time!
3. Remember that less really can be more. While it will always help to complete as many entries as you can humanly handle, it’s worth taking a moment to sort through those that could be worth a little extra effort. Scholarships that don’t require much more than your email to apply are going to be very popular, so make sure to sprinkle in some scholarships that allow you to compete with your skills. Are you a great writer? Perfect! Submit that awesome essay for a writing scholarship and you’ll only be competing with other students at your level … not a lottery full of applicants!
Deadline: November 30