Education expenses are at an all time high and will keep on increasing. Paying college fees becomes a financial burden on students and their parents.
Even if you do have a college fund it is still not enough to pay for the expenses. That should not be a reason for any student not to go to college. There are student loans which anyone can get and you don't need to pay it back until you graduate. So many students opt for student loans to pay for college.
But remember you need to pay back the student loan and that to with interest. That is why you should apply for scholarships. If you are awarded the scholarships you do not need to pay it back. Its free money!
There are many different scholarships awarded to deserving and needy students.
Different scholarships carry different amount for students which may start at $500 can go up to the total tuition fee amount. Don't think that only brilliant students and good sportsman get those scholarships. Not only aspiring rocket scientist or a high school star football or basket ball player gets those scholarships.
There are numerous scholarships available which are offered to other students. Sometimes the students are not aware of such scholarships and sometimes they do not apply for the scholarships because they think there are others better than them. Students should note that every year numerous scholarships are wasted which offer hundreds of thousands of dollars, just because there is no application.
An excellent GPA is not the only criteria for getting scholarships. There are minority scholarships, scholarships for women, scholarships for students who just wish to pursue certain careers like nurses, math and other such fields. There are not many people in this field, so universities, organizations, corporations and even government are willing to fund students who wish to get into these fields.
You have to apply to get a scholarship. If you apply you may not be sure that you will get it but if you do not apply then you can be sure that you will never get it. Remember the famous quote "try try again" and keep applying for scholarships.