Scholarships Are Worth It | 03.24.08

Posted in Financial Aid, Scholarships By Student Loan Network Staff

Scholarships

Does money really make the world go around, because I was under the belief it circled on its rotational axis at a 23.5 degree angle from vertical at 1000 miles per hour with no monetary influence, but that’s just me. Others have theorized that money actually makes the world go down like the Dow on black Tuesday. So which is it? Does it make the world go down or around? I guess it all depends on your vantage point and wallet size. The bigger your wallet, the greater your chance of motion sickness.

My goal is simple; find a way to beef up that wallet of yours devoid of any dizzy spells. The number one way to turn your paper thin wallet into a certified Jenny Craig candidate is to take someone else’s money! Scholarships provide the perfect gateway to which I speak.

You would be astounded at the number of scholarships you actually qualify for, and you don’t need to be Deans list to qualify either. I can not possibly stress enough that you need to take the time to look. I’ve even created a top 5 list to help streamline your search.

I get calls from desperate college graduates all the time who inform me they are in over their head with their student loan payments. And as sure as the sun rises in the east I’ll be fielding calls once again this May from despairing students who just graduated looking for advice, but at that point the damage is already done. The point of this blog is to put you in front of the 8-ball instead of behind it

Being proactive about the cost of your college education opposed to reactive can save you thousands of dollars and a whole lot of stress in the long run. And I promise it won’t be long before you’re spinning around the sun with your Ray-Ban sunglasses and calling Jenny Craig to let her know that big is beautiful. Student loan debt is the only thing you need to lose.


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One Response to “Scholarships Are Worth It”

  1. Lender in the business for 10 years says on March 27, 2008 at 1:41 pm:

    Students should also talk to their financial aid counselors for ways to help with their student loan debt/funding needs. Granted – some do not provide the service that student’s need but there are a lot of options out there for students (picking a lender who offers benefits and consolidation). Students should exhaust all effort trying to obtain a scholarship/grants as opposed to owing anyone money (especially the government). Students who take out student loans NEVER want to default on these loans because they haunt you more than any other default will on your credit report.

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