When the costs of college are considered, students begin to seek scholarships. But how can students get scholarships? A merit-based scholarship is one of the many resources students can tap for aid. This article is intended to offer students resources that can help them raise their grades, which in turn, helps raise their chances of receiving merit-based scholarships.
Going to college is important for most students graduating high school. However, one of the greatest sources of stress comes from having to pay for college. It is quite often the case that students will need to take out loans to be able to pay for college. In this article, we outline what the best options are for students, in terms of available loans.
As the workforce becomes more competitive, an education is more and more necessary—but it’s coming at a steeper price. Over the past 30 years, college costs have increased faster than the rate of inflation; all told, the cost of tuition and fees has gone up a whopping 1,120%. According to CourseSmart, in the 1972-1973 school year public tuition and fees averaged $2,225, while private tuition cost $10,378. In the 2012-2013 school year, those numbers have skyrocketed–$8,655 for public school and $29,056 for private school. And in the 2010-2011 school year, students spent more than $1,100 on textbooks.