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Money-Saving Tip #2: Financial Aid

 Written by    March 26, 2018

Regardless of your year in school, your age, or your background, there are some awesome universal ways in which we can all save money when it comes to paying for a college education. So, in order to better prepare us all for the expenses to come with future semesters, I’ve started this new blog series to help the average college student save money on their tuition bill and beyond.

Perhaps one of the best ways to save money in college is to utilize the financial aid opportunities available to you.  Although some of Ohio State’s scholarship deadlines have already passed, there are a lot of opportunities for both need- and merit-based financial aid still available within the university and beyond.  

I can’t even begin to tell you how beneficial financial aid has been for me in funding my education. Apply for every aid award you are eligible for, even if you do not think you will get it; oftentimes, committees only receive a handful of applicants for a scholarship or award, so you could have a much better chance than you think. If you don’t think it is worth your time, look at it this way: If you spend ten hours completing ten scholarship applications and only receive one $1000 award, that works out to a rate of $100 per hour! This (for me at least) is far more money than I would make by working at my part-time job for this amount of time, so giving the applications your best shot is worth it!

Check out the Student Financial Aid page on Ohio State’s website to learn more about how to make the most of the aid opportunities that await you.  Best of luck, and stay tuned for more tips!


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