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Tips For Paying For College

Outside of buying your home, paying for college is one of the largest expenses you will ever have. But there are ways that you can keep these costs down. If you truly want a college education, money should not be the reason that you are not getting this education.

Of course, scholarships and grants are the ideal funding for school. This is money you do not have to repay and that is the best kind. Fast Web has a huge database of these opportunities. In most cases they require an essay or may require you to meet a particular criterion, but these opportunities are well worth your time.

CLEP exams and AP exams are two other options for saving money on college tuition. These tests essentially let you get credit for the class by taking a test. A passing grade on the test shows that you already have the knowledge that you would have gained by taking the class. There are many study guides available for these tests. They usually cost $ 20-$ 30 and the cost of the test is around $ 100. So, for less than $ 200 you can get credit for entry level classes just by taking test. You cam take these test at most colleges and universities.

Tuition reimbursement is another way that you can get your college tuition paid. Many companies now offer this as an employee benefit. You will probably have to be employed for a certain amount of time before you are eligible but some companies will reimburse you for your tuition. The amount that is reimbursed annually varies, but is usually a little more than $ 5,000 per year.

All of these methods combined can go along way towards cutting your tuition expenses. If you want an education, it is there for the taking. There are many ways that you can have your expenses paid with by other people. It is just a matter of doing the research to find out what is available.

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Steal These College Life Tips

College life is a mixture of academic and social experiences. Knowing tips on how to balance these experiences will formulate your college life for better or worse. Hopefully for the better.

Social Experiences:

Smile: Statistics prove people who smile attract attention and are more popular. And who doesn’t need a little popularity in their lives?
Join a Study Group: This is a no brainer, you will meet new people and get some studying done!
Rush a Fraternity/Sorority: If this is your cup of tea, go for it.
Got Roommate? Get Alternative Study Space: See if you can work out a schedule, so each of you have the whole room to yourselves 1 to 2 nights each week. Post the schedule and find your alternative study space [See “Find an Alternative Study Space” below]. Plus, you get your dorm room to yourself some nights as well.
Join Groups: Free food is just the beginning. You will find all sorts of interesting groups exploring different topics of interest. Shop around!

Academic Experiences:

All Semesters Count: Do not be lead to think you can blow-off your first semester or any semester, for that matter. Your grade point average GPA is calculated on ALL your courses taken within your entire college career. Oh, and prospective employers do ask for college transcripts.
Schedule Your Time and Stick to Your Schedule: You are responsible for your study, work and deadlines. Once you have all your syllabi, chart your due dates on whatever calendar you will use: paper, PDA, your computer, which ever way you will remember. Then, check your calendar daily and plan accordingly. Don’t be tempted to party the weekend before a big paper is due. Stick to your schedule.
Find an Alternative Study Space: It might be the library, an alcove in your dorm, the union, the local coffee shop, or maybe all of these! Where ever your auxiliary study spaces are, use them when ever you need to get away from your dorm room or just want a change of pace. [Tip: Your alternative study space should have an electrical outlet and you should travel with an power strip complete with surge protector].

Stealing these tips will help you have a great college experience.

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