Started a new college year, but you can’t even enjoy the big event, because you’re busy worrying you won’t be able to afford school? Whether you’re enrolled with an offline or online degree program, one thing is for sure – the fees are high and you will have to figure out a way to pay for them, if you want to get your degree.
This is a problem affecting a lot of modern students today. Some of them have opted for online classes, knowing they will be able to save a lot of money if they do so. An online degree program is indeed, on average, more affordable than an on-campus one. Not just the program’s fees can be cheaper, but the fact that you won’t have to pay rent or worry about travel expenses, helps with putting together a small college fund.
On top of that, online education brings other benefits to the table. Like for example, the fact that online classes make it possible for you to hold down a job. By studying with an online degree program, you do so when you have the time. And you can take those online classes from everywhere. Have an idle half hour at work? You can quickly go online and study a bit.
Online education is becoming the superior alternative for many students out there, especially people who are no longer of the traditional college-going age. What’s more, you can also apply for funding. While a few decades ago, students enrolled with online education didn’t have many options when it came to getting funding, that’s definitely not the case today.
Like traditional students, those enrolled with digital programs can request funding and apply for the many scholarships out there. A quick search online will reveal that. For example, check out this scholarship opportunity, which also accepts applications from online students. Provided they have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
It’s called the LendEDU scholarship and is open for high-school seniors and full-time college students. In order to apply, you need to write an essay no longer than 750-words in which you tackle the following subject:
“With more people taking on student loan debit to pay for college and with record high default rates, what do you think can be done to improve the financial literacy of our nation’s young adults to help with this problem.”
It’s a complex problem to consider, but if you have an idea of how to answer that and a passion for writing, you’re invited to apply.
You have until October 19, 2018 to apply, so if you are reading this now, you best hurry up and start putting down your thoughts on paper.
The scholarship is worth $1,000 and two awards will be handed out this fall.
This is one of the many scholarships available out there. As you can see it has a GPA requirement, but that’s not the case for every funding program out there. So even if your grades aren’t all that great, there’s still hope you might get a scholarship.