Finding and learning how to pay for college is no easy matter. That's why more than 50% of students in the US are graduating with significant debt.
Several scholarships and grants are available to students from the government, private organizations, and universities. Many of them are merit-based or need-based, with varying eligibility requirements.
Another option is to work while you study, either on-campus or off-campus. Working will help you to cover some of the costs of college and gain valuable work experience and skills that will help you in your future career.
You can participate in a work-study program if you meet specific financial requirements. This option gets you a part-time job, allowing you to work while focusing on your studies.
Consider looking into fellowships and assistantships for more financial support. These positions offer a stipend or salary and are available to students pursuing advanced degrees, like a master's or Ph.D.
As a student who wants financial aid, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA).