Thank you letters are important. My parents made me write them growing up. Often they were scribbled misspelled “thank yous” on a card sent to the grandparents after Christmas and birthdays. When I got older, it was suggested I write thank you letters and cards but I almost always forgot to, felt guilty when I thought it was too late (it’s never too late BTW) and eventually got over it. I lost track of writing thank you letters, even though I have always loved sending and receiving mail. My grandmother once told me that she stopped sending certain family members money and gifts because Continue reading “Thank You Letters are Important!”
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”