How I Apply for Scholarships

How I Apply for Scholarships

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”

Roommates: How to Look For Them and How to Pick One

Roommates: How to Look For Them and How to Pick One

I have lived away from my parents for over two years now. In this period, I have had seven roommates. Only two of them were insufferable. The two I have now are pretty nasty, but they are getting better (at a snail’s pace). Regardless, they are leaving soon and I’m going to start the roommate search process up again.

I found four of my roommates on craigslist. I have had two female roommates, two roommates over the age of 30, and one that was a foreign exchange student. The roommates I did not find on craigslist were Continue reading “Roommates: How to Look For Them and How to Pick One”