College Money

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I don’t know if you’ve heard, but college is expensive these days.

Fortunately, there are tons of ways to save on this major life expense. There are even ways to go to college debt-free.

Grants

Your first line of defense should be grants. On Femme Frugality, we talk a lot about grants available through the state and Federal governments. Grants are free money you’ll never have to pay back. They’re paid directly to your school, and in some cases are refundable. That means if you have more grants than you do tuition, you’ll be able to put some money in your pocket.

Scholarships

After you’ve applied for all available grants, it’s time to apply for scholarships. Femme Frugality covers how you can find these in obvious places, like financial aid offices and major scholarship websites, as well as less obvious places, like that organization for people who are left-handed or had a great-great-great grandfather who served in the Union army during the Civil War.

There really are scholarships for the oddest of things, which means that if you search hard enough, there’s most definitely a scholarship for you.

We also cover how to apply for these scholarships, and improve your odds of being awarded through great essay writing.

Student Loans

Student loans are an absolute last line of defense. We highly advocate pursuing other routes in order to avoid them.

But if you can’t, and you decide that your college education will provide you with an adequate return on investment, you’ll also be able to find content that helps you navigate your way through the payoff process.

Day-to-Day Budgeting While at College

College money looks different from non-college money. While budgeting, you have to account for out-of-this-world expensive books, dining options and a social life that will build a meaningful network after graduation. We recognize these challenges, and address them regularly.

Check out our College Money Archives to get the full scoop.

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