Paying for College

Unusual Sources of Money for College

If I were conducting a survey of both students and parents about their biggest college-related concerns, I would put my money on “How to pay for college" as the biggest issue among those queried. That just makes common sense, due to the astronomical cost of college these days.

Consequently, families scour the Internet and other sources for even the slightest shred of hope in finding sources of cash to help buffer the ongoing threat of student loan debt, which is one of the major ills among college graduates today. I've done some scouring myself and found a somewhat amusing group of scholarships, most of which will provide not much more than a dent in a semester's textbook bill, but they are good to illustrate the wide diversity of possible cash sources for college.

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