Unconventional Ways to Pay for College

Courtesy of Latinos in College

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - EducationHere are some creative ways for you to pay for college. Latinos in College will constantly expand these resources so you can continue to think out of the box when it comes to paying for your education.

Financial Edge – Gives 14 Unconventional Ways For Students To Make Money such as being a tutor, Sell Stuff, Blog, Design school stuff, and so on. For more information, visit www.Investopedia.com.

Grade Fund – A wonderful option for you to raise money. Set up an account and upload your transcripts then send invitations to your family, friends and other sponsors who then set up donations tied to your grades. Corporations can donate to you too! They charge a small transaction fee. For more information, visit www.gradefund.com.

Prosper – The largest peer-to-peer lending for all kinds of loan needs: vehicles, business, home improvement, weddings, etc. Your family and friends can also bid for your loan. For more information, visit www.Prosper.com.

Scholarship for undocumented students – The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and the Fund for Public Advocacy released the DREAM Fellowship Program application, as part of a new initiative that will provide 10 exceptional undocumented students with CUNY scholarships of $2000 each and the opportunity to participate in an internship and leadership development program. Internships will be with organizations that educate and empower immigrant families across New York City. For more information, visit www.thenyc.org.

Untwisted Vortex – Gives 7 Creative and Unconventional Ways to Get Financial Aid for College such as looking for company scholarships, looking for organizational scholarships, getting your boss to pay, etc. For more information, visit www.untwistedvortex.com.

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