Financing Should be a Great Solution
By Lindenberg Junior
Education is something that should be enjoyed by all; however in a lot of cases it may not be possible for one reason or another, and in most cases, for monetary reasons. The continuation of studies after high school or go to a college or university, or even a technical specialization school is not cheap in U.S, but financial Aid offered by the institution or “Uncle Sam” should be a solution in a variety of cases.
Everyone today views a good educational background as a tool that is both important and instrumental in ensuring a comfortable and good quality of adult life. However for some this may be something that is out of reach simply due to the sometimes exorbitant fees linked to the educational program desired.
But several institutions have designed educational financial help, to be extended to those in need or to those who qualify for such assistance. Most of these financial aids are given out based on an individual merits. The pay back payments for such schemes is usually only expected when the said individual is gainfully employed, which is normally upon completion of the course.
There are also other alternative such as scholarships which are periodically offered to anyone who fulfils the criteria imposed by the institution extending the scholarships. Some of these do not require any payback but instead “ties” the individual to the company for an agreed amount of time. For some this is looked upon as an advantage as the individual is assured of a job upon completion of the course taken.
As education is becoming increasingly expensive and out of reach for some there is a need to look for ways to acquire such funds for the pursuit of higher education. Some of the reasons this is prevalent is due to cultural backgrounds, need to provide an income for the family from a very young age, suppression from elders and finances. Of all the reasons finances is one that can possibly be overcome with a little outside help.
Here bellow we list some of the most important links regarding finance your studies and that you should know already or must know:
1) www.studentaid.ed.gov – Here is your best bet to start your search for grants and scholarship. It is the official website of the US department of education and where you get important information regarding Financial Aid from “Uncle Sam”.
2) www.fastweb.com – One of the most recognized websites in “college: terms. Through this website the student can create his profile and accelerate the long process of college admission and financial aid.
3) www.meritaid.com – Have excellent content regarding scholarship and discounts for an extensive list of universities through merit (arts, sports, leadership, etc).
4) www.finaid.org – The Financial AID website makes a wonderful work offering rich content regarding the complexity of the financial aid theme.
If you speak and read in Portuguese, we recommend you read the article wrote by our editor Lindenberg Junior regarding the long and complicated process of college admissions in US and based in his own experience with his son Giovanni da Silva that was admitted by Syracuse University with an 80% generous grant in 2013. Click HERE to read the article.