Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Spending Less On School – Scholarships That Can Help You Get A Better Education

By Amanda G. Greene

Someone talks about scholarships and you think to yourself that there is no  way your kid will be eligible for a scholarship for college…no way! The truth  is that you don’t have to be raising a brainiac or talented athlete in order for  your child to be approved for a scholarship. There is actually quite a bit of  money that is allocated for incoming students and many scholarships go out to  those who simply apply and meet minimal parameters.

In order to discover about the money that is available for free you need to  do your homework. This means not only contacting Federal Student Aid websites  and local guidance offices, but it may even mean checking into and doing some  research on the Internet to access all that is available. There are tons of  informational resources and if you tap into all of them chances are that you  still won’t find all the free money options that are available to you and your  student but at least you will be taking a step down the correct path.

Numerous smaller scholarships are available, and while they may not pay all  of the semester’s tuition, obtaining several different scholarships is more than  possible and this could mean that through several unique resources you will have  your child’s entire education paid for. Those smaller lump sum scholarships can  add up rapidly and can really help to alleviate some of the financial stressors  associated with paying college tuition and other expenses.

Applying for scholarships is not only easy but it is also unlimited. This  means essentially that you can apply for as many as you are eligible for and  they are not only for those who are poor but many that are offered to specific  groups like students from single parent homes, children of veterans, even those  enrolled in a specific course of study. Needless to say there are many different  people who are eligible for scholarships and most people fall into many  different categories when applying. From race to gender, course of study to  financial background, there are millions of college scholarships available.

Learning about what money is available usually begins with a visit to your  child’s guidance office. Here you can launch your quest to acquire the  information that you need in order to get extra money for your child’s college  tuition. Even just $300 here and $500 there can really mount up, so don’t look  at the dollar amount. Instead just think free money and before you know it your  tuition payments will be greatly diminished.

As a parent sending a kid to live on campus you will need to supply dorm  bedding. One of the best sites to locate this is Residence Hall Linens, they have a large selection and  associates to help you with any questions. Go to right now for all your dorm room  necessities.