For the last two years, I have taken out around $7,000 in student loans. I don’t use all of the loans I take, but I put my refunds aside to pay the loans back after I graduate. I didn’t need student loans my first two years of college because most of my tuition was covered by scholarships. I get student loan refunds because a lot of my tuition is paid with scholarships.
I have two renewable scholarships through my school and two others that I apply for every year.
Disclaimer: I usually pay between $9,000 and $10,000 every academic year. My tuition is not high because I am a communication/professional writing major. It would be a little higher if I were an engineering or medical major.
It does not take a lot of Continue reading “How I Apply for Scholarships”