How You Can Finance a College Degree
College costs go beyond tuition. Books, housing, meals and other expenses contribute to the extraordinary cost of higher education. Pre-planning sets the stage for university education, but not every student has a college fund to draw from. For most college students, financial aid is an essential part of getting an education. As college looms on the horizon, consider three primary sources of funding: Scholarships, grants and loans.
Scholarships are usually earned through performance and achievement. For those who excel in high-school, academic and athletic success is rewarded with money for college. Scholarship money does not require repayment, so accomplished students should tap every resource available. Combination scholarships require students to stand out from their peers in more than one way. Exceptional athletes who also do well in school are rewarded on both fronts, as scholar-athletes. Student-citizens who actively participate in community affairs receive scholarships that acknowledge their efforts. Other traits like ethnic heritage, gender and financial need are used to determine eligibility for some special scholarships.
Student loans originate from government agencies and private sources. Loans require repayment, so low-interest federally subsidized options provide attractive financing for students. Your best approach to harnessing the education loans you need is to apply for federal financial aid.
How to Apply for a Scholarship
There are a number of scholarships available for students.
- Prerana Scholarship (For SC/ ST/ OBS students)
- Medhabruti Scholarship (For students having above 55 % in 10th and 12th.
- Other state scholarships (For students of Bihar, Jharjhand etc. e.g. E-Kalyan)
The scholarships normally come from October to December. There is a separate cell for that at Room No. 401.