With the cost of college steadily increasing, paying for school can be seriously daunting to prospective students. Student loans may seem like the only option, but there are ways to get money for school that don’t have to be paid back … ever. Check out the following tips to help secure scholarships that can help pay for college.
Time-wise, the transition from high school to college may only span a few months. But the big bridge—the one in which the world starts expecting more adult, less kid—can be a shaky one. With more free time (and will), students are as likely to make mistakes as they are to take college for what it should be: opportunities available, challenges accepted.
To cross that bridge successfully, it’s not always about memorizing facts, writing papers, and meeting deadlines. It’s about the extras—the mindset and strategies that will help students explore, engage, and excel. Drawing from my more than 20 years in higher education, as well as collected wisdom from peers and students, here are the most effective tactics that incoming college freshmen can use to succeed.
Ah, Senioritis: that highly contagious condition that strikes college-bound high school seniors this time each year, manifesting itself in a range of symptoms that Urban Dictionary defines as including “an over-excessive wearing of track pants” and “not doing any work whatsoever.” If you’re a high school junior, chances are you’re observing this phenomenon in your older schoolmates, most likely with a tinge of jealousy. Not to worry–you too will get a reprieve from the stress of standardized test prep, essay writing and resume building. But first you need to get into college.