Congrats! You and your teen survived college application season, but your work is not done. Applying for admission is just one step of the process; paying for college is another.
Private scholarships are one way to close the gap between savings and educational expenses. We created the ultimate guide to help your family find and secure scholarships to pay for college. Read it here. https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/how-to-find-and-secure-scholarships-for-college
Convincing busy teens to fill out scholarship applications can be challenging. But writing a few essays now can save students thousands of dollars and a decade of loan payments. U.S. News data https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/2018-09-11/see-how-student-loan-borrowing-has-risen-in-10-years show that 2017 graduates who took out student loans borrowed an average of nearly $30,000 to pay for college. That amount of debt can be a burden on young adults who are just entering the workforce.
There are scholarships for just about any hobby or interest. For more information, https://www.usnews.com/education
Source: U.S.News and World Report