Good Morning Green Panda Readers.  The 2011 Fall College Semester is about to start and some students may need help paying for college.  Green Panda is here to help you pay for college and find grants for college students.  I personally feel that a college education should be more affordable to the masses.  More people would be able to find better jobs if they had a higher education.


How to Pay for College

In an ideal world students would be able to get a College Education Without Debt.  But unfortunately his is not a reality.  If you are wondering how to pay for college or if you need help paying for college we are going to help you find free money and grants for college students.

Most college students apply for a student line of credit or a student loan to help pay for college.  Debt is a common way for students to pay their way through college.  Many financial institutions offer different types of Credit for College Students.  Credit has to be paid back after graduation; if we don’t have the income to make the minimum monthly payments on our student loans our credit history can really be negatively affected.  Bursaries, Grants, and Scholarships are free money that is available for college students.

Grants for College Students

An alternative to applying for a student loan or line of credit is to apply for Bursaries, Grants, and Scholarships to help students pay for college.  Bursaries can be awarded to students by Governments, Private Corporations, or their College.  Student Bursaries can be awarded for athletic or academic achievements.  Bursaries can also be awarded for financial needs.  To find Bursaries for College Students check on your College website or Google Bursaries for College Students in your State or City.

A Grant is an amount of money that is offered by Governments to Students, and it is money that does not need to be paid back.  Students must apply for Grants with their Federal or Local Government. Some Colleges and Corporations may also offer Grants for College Students.   Grants can be available to college students for a variety of reasons including having dependants, being a student with a disability, or if you are a student with a low income.  Government Grants are available for both Part Time and Full Time Students.  It is advised to check with your Student Aid Office or your Student Services Office to find Grants that are available for College Students.

Scholarships are offered based on merit and academic achievements. Scholarships are available for Undergrad as well as Graduate College Students.  Student Scholarships may also be offered for Students who wish to Study Abroad.  Students usually have to apply for Scholarships; the selection process can include conducting interviews as well as writing an essay.  There is also a deadline for Scholarship applications.


Here are the previous posts in our Going Back to College Savings series:

My College To Do List

My College Check List

Can You Afford To Go To College

The Opportunity Cost of a College Education


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Tahnya Kristina

Tahnya Kristina

Tahnya is 30 years old and lives in Montreal Quebec. She graduated in 2005 from Concordia University, and she currently works for a major International Financial Institution. She recently launched You can follow her on Twitter @TahnyaP.