College is expensive but it especially is when you’re a single mother and you have other expenses you have to put first. With tuition and books, and classes, it’s just hard to pay for all that but lucky enough you have options. Like most states, Nevada has grants and scholarships, and loans you could get into if you really needed to.
Why don’t we take a look at your options?
A scholarship is considered like a grant to support a student’s college education. The award is based on their achievements and skills, and grades. Most colleges and even some high schools offer scholarships to those who excel so if you have excellent grades or excel at a skill, you have a chance of getting a scholarship. You can do an internet search on how you can apply for college scholarships with your preferred college or university of choice. The majority of colleges offer scholarships so you don’t have to worry much about the availability of them.
Grants are similar to scholarships but they tend to go on skills. Sometimes people of specific incomes and specific ethnicities can receive certain grants from certain colleges. Nevada’s colleges are no different from any other colleges in the aspect that the majority of them offer grants and there’s usually at least one grant you qualify for.
Student loans are specific loans you take out for educational purposes. Your lenders tend to be a little more understanding with your situation and less strict about it but you do still have to pay it back. This is another option if you can afford another bill since it basically is like a bill except you do eventually pay it off. If you do take out a student loan, make sure it’s what you want because it still is a loan and it can get rough if you get behind on payments.
Not all Nevada colleges or universities offer this but some do offer payment plans. If your preferred college or university offers a payment plan, see what you have to do to get into it and how much you have to put down. Usually you do have to put something down so if you can afford it, this is definitely a great option since it is a bill but it’s not exactly like a loan. Check with you local college to see if this is an option.
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Financial Aid is accepted in most colleges and universities so this is an option. Sign up for financial aid and see how much you qualify for, if you meet the requirements. If it doesn’t cover all of it, it will definitely cover a good portion of it and that’s never a bad thing for you or your payments.
Look at all the options available to you and see which one works best for you and your family. Whichever you choose, I hope you have a good idea of what is available to you as far as payments go now.
List of Scholarships in Nevada: https://www.mycollegeoptions.org/NV/0/Nevada/search-results-scholarship-search-by-location.aspx
Another scholarship site: http://www.unr.edu/financial-aid/understanding-financial-aid/scholarships
The Great state of Nevada’s scholarships and grants: http://www.collegescholarships.org/states/nevada.htm
Nevada College and University Scholarships, loans, and grants: https://www.scholarships.com/college-search/list-of-colleges-universities/Nevada-Colleges/Scholarships-Grants-and-Student-Loans/
University of Nevada, Las Vegas scholarships and grants: http://www.unlv.edu/finaid/scholarships-grants
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