Theme: Paying for College ~ Joey Buzzell’s Responses
Joey is a junior at Boston University, from Kenduskeag, ME
How much do most colleges cost?
College is fairly expensive and is sadly getting more expensive every year. However, there are smaller local colleges that are less expensive and are often times more favored by students who want to remain closer to home when going to college.
How can I get a scholarship?
You can get a scholarship many different ways. There are businesses and organizations all over the place that want to see students go to college and they have set up scholarships for that purpose. Sometimes your school counselor will have some recommendations of scholarships you could get or you could go online and find applications through colleges you want to go to. Sometimes, colleges will even give scholarships to students with good grades.
What schools in Maine offer financial aid?
All schools in Maine offer financial aid. You just need to make sure to do the proper paperwork for financial aid called the FAFSA form.
Do I have to get a job to pay for college?
Many students get jobs in order to help with the cost of college. I myself have a student job and I am an RA with my college to get free housing. Many students find that they like having a job in college because they have a little bit of extra money to spend with their friends each week.
Why is college so expensive?
College is expensive for many reasons and a lot of them are sadly out of the control of students. As colleges get more expensive however, more and more people are speaking out about how hard it is to pay for college and many of our representatives are working hard to help future students not have to pay so much to go to college.
How long does it take to pay off loans?
One good thing that loan companies do is they work with the student to help design a payback plan that works for students. Many students are able to pay their loans off within 10-15 years after college. Payments can be really expensive but it all is determined by what you will be able to pay each month on your bill. Kind of like paying off a car. It just takes a little while.
Are there ways to save money in college?
There are many ways to save money in college. My favorite way to save is to think about all the extra expenses we have in our daily lives like getting coffee or going out to eat. What I’ll do is take any money I was going to spend on a coffee and put that money in a piggy bank and at the end of the month I will take that money and put it towards something special to reward myself and then put the rest in my bank. This way you can save some money for emergencies while still staying on a budget.