We are in the month of July and it is the season when fresh faces gets admission into colleges in India. One can call it the admission season. College life is a walk into the unexpected for any student. And although everyone walks in with a smiling face ready to face what lies within, college life is not at all easy. One severe dent which a student faces or rather his family faces before even the start of the college life is regarding the payment of college fees. India is a developing country and vast majority of the population is either middle class or below it for whom paying the college fees of a standard reputed college becomes an enormous task. Another massive hurdle lies in paying the college fees without engaging one into loans and mortgages. Here we look at five ways by which one can pay college fees without loans.
There are lots of scholarship opportunities offered by various universities and colleges throughout the country based on several qualifications like academics, athletics, cultural and community experiences, background, location, desired major or area of study, accomplishments. If one is creative enough, one will find a lot of options available. Colleges typically have a number of resources for students to find scholarships they may be able to qualify for. In addition to this, there are tons of resources available on the Internet via the college websites.
Choosing the correct school
The cost of college depends a lot on the cost of school incurred. Choosing a school that is affordable for your budget will help you in investing more money on the correct college in the long run. Research on the different types of aids offered by various schools as some provide aid based on need, some offer free tuition based on academics.
Choose the correct college depending on your financial strength
Choose the correct college considering your family’s financial strength. While some are ambitious about engineering, you must think twice before getting admitted into a private engineering college. Private engineering colleges are money sucking machines. So conduct a small study and think whether your family will be able to afford it. Pursue honors in a field which interests you in an honors college. That will be a better alternative than landing into a private college incurring huge debts and loans.
Various types of educational grants are offered by the government of the country and one needs to be aware of these grants. These grants avail significant discounts on college and tuition fees. They are reserved for students who display a certain amount of financial need or are physically challenged. Grants are also offered by various universities to which a college belongs. There are different private organizations which offer them as well.
Work during school
Working on the side during school life by providing tuition can be a great way to cover for some of the college life expenses. Save this money in a suitable bank which provides a good amount of interest.