Funding Your Education

For some people, finding money for college falls into their lap.  For others, it isn’t that easy.  The more some people try to further their education, the harder funding it becomes.  After receiving a bachelors degree, many students that wish to pursue getting their masters find themselves at a road block.  Filling out the FAFSA is a step towards finding ways towards funding your education.  There are many options out there.

One option is to take out loans and hope that after graduating, you find a job, hopefully a good one. Another option is to research scholarships.  There is funding out there.  It is just a bit harder to find.  The third option is to find a job.  Your best bet with a job is to get one where whoever you work for offers tuition reimbursement.  If not, you can always pay for school yourself.

Apply for scholarships that are offered through schools.  These include merit based scholarships and graduate assistanships.  Some potential schools are helpful in terms of helping you find money for school.  Others aren’t so helpful.  Some schools have very limited funds for graduate students.

There are some helpful sites to apply for scholarships such as Fastweb, the Institue for Humane Studies. There are also government loans to help pay for grad school if you think you have no choice but to take out loans.

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Graduation: A Debt Sentence

Graduation marks something for everyone. It is a step towards a bigger goal. For many college students across America, it is the beginning of paying back loans or finding funds to continue post bachelorate education. This is the first of a three part series. The first part of this is the introduction. The second part is finding funds for college whether it’s for community college, a traditional 4 year college, a master’s program, a PhD program, or Med school. They all require some form of financing. The third is paying back loans.

Education is an investment in your future. The question on many college students minds is why is this investment digging into their future. In many countries around the world, a college education is either free or not as costly as it is in America. Is college education a scam as many people say? Why should someone have to take out so many loans that have interest that add up over time in order to better themselves? Why is money for school limited to people? Is everyone entitled to a free education?