High School Seniors rarely appreciate the cost of attending a university until they actually get into their college career. The price for going to a college or university is increasing, but the job market is requiring that a higher and higher level of education be achieved before anyone can have a great, well-paid career.
It’s for this necessity of getting a college degree that many high school seniors are offered various scholarships and grants. A Google search for scholarships and grants will yield endless results for anyone that is college-bound, but may not have a way to pay for school.
While scholarships and grants are free money, meaning they are funds that don’t have to be paid back, it can be tough to obtain some of this financial aid as there are countless students looking for assistance as well.
Scholarships are often given based on academic merit, but there are scholarships that are given based on other factors as well, and grants are usually based on one’s income or family’s income.
Any would-be college student needs to exhaust their scholarship and grant options before turning to college loans and with the vast amount of scholarships available that will take some time.