Scholarships, grants and stipends are all ways in which students can be paid to attend college. However, it's rare that attendees are awarded so much they still have money after paying for tuition, living costs and school supplies.Continue Reading
Ways to get money to attend school start with filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid and scheduling a meeting with the college's financial aid office. From there students can apply for loans and scholarships. Based on student need, ability and other qualifications such as race or religion, students can qualify for scholarships from external organizations that can often be applied to tuition or college-related expenses and which don't need to be repaid.
A student can also work for either her college or an organization willing to pay for an individual's education. For example, work-study students work for the school they attend, students in ROTC programs serve in the military in return for college expenses and some companies pay for an employee's college education, so that employee can better serve the company.
Even if tuition is covered by the school, it's possible that any payment or stipend given to the student might not be enough. O'Brien Schofield, a student athlete who was recruited into the NFL, stated that even after the school's stipends, he had difficulty covering basic living expenses.Learn more about Colleges & Universities
College students keep healthy by scheduling their hours of study around appropriate eating and sleeping habits and by moderating their use of substances such as caffeine and alcohol. However, it is common that a combination of the stress, new living situation and expanding range of experiences leads to some decline in health, especially among freshmen.Full Answer >
While both grants and scholarships are free money, there are differences. A grant is one type of financial aid, not limited to students, and usually dispersed by the government. A scholarship is financial aid specifically designated for further education.Full Answer >
Students can find grants available for college by searching websites, such as the United States Department of Education, College Scholarships.org and the colleges they would like to attend. These sites provide information on grants available, application procedures, amount awarded, eligibility requirements and deadlines.Full Answer >
Find grants for nursing students by checking with the National Health Services Corps, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. The military also provides service-based grants.Full Answer >