How to Go to College without Student Loans


Apparently getting student loans seems to us the easiest way through which you can finance your education. But frankly speaking, these loans become burden for you and it becomes difficult for you to pay the ‘debt’ afterwards. So, you should better opt for other practical ways instead of relying on loans.

Ask for support:

You can ask your friends, parents, and relatives for financial support. But you should remember that whoever supports you expects good results from you. Otherwise they can stop giving their support. They want to see how their money is being spent. If you do well in college and show good results; this will encourage them and they will surely increase their support.

Get a scholarship:

Getting scholarships on merit cum need bases is the best way to pay for your college expenses. You should search for scholarships online as well as in your country where many companies grant scholarships. However, you have to be extremely devoted and good in your studies as well. Many institutions and universities also grant merit cum need based scholarships.

Free time work:

You should find jobs in your locality or on internet which keep you busy in your spare time and as well as serve as a means to earn money. But be sure that these jobs should not interfere in your studies. Once employed, you can even ask your employer for financial help expenses as you work for his/her organization; ‘a symbiotic relationship’. You can tell your employer your financial condition by showing bills and fee vouchers of your siblings.

Get more subjects:

You should maximize the courses in which you enroll. Because the more courses you take the faster you go graduate and the less money you need to spend. You can even enroll at school level in courses which are offered at college level. This will ensure less expenditure afterwards.

Transfer schools.

You can enroll in inexpensive schools first in order to get minor courses done. Then you may go for expensive institutions to pursue your major courses. This saves you a lot of money which you can spend on your major courses.

Get qualification exams:

Qualification exams are those exams in which one only has to pass a specific subject’s exam to get that subject done. One does not have to take that subject in college after passing its qualification exams. So, you should search for such exams’ schedules and testing centers.

You should manage your budget wisely because when you go to college your expenses increase a lot. So, you should take care that a certain amount of you money should be reserved solely for your college expenses so that you don’t need someone else to pay your expenses.

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About the Author: Darlene Aronson holds a degree in English literature and is a college teacher in Texas, USA. She likes to help others by sharing her experiences in education and training field. She has written for many blogs as well as local magazines.

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