How to Pay for a Summer Class

How to Pay for a Summer Class


– Hey guys. If you’re watching this video, you’re considering a summer session. It can be a great way
to pick up extra credits over the summer at a community college, state school, or online school. But, you may be wondering about
the best ways to pay for it. Here are four things to know about paying for a summer session. And before you do any of these, check with your college’s registrar to make sure the credits will transfer. I don’t think you wanna
work hard all summer, and end up not getting any credits for it. Number one, check your
federal financial aid. If you’ve already filled out your FAFSA, and I know you have, check with your school’s
financial aid office to see if they can use your
fall-spring application. Number two, a summer
job or paid internship. Many schools offer work-study programs during the summer, so
check in with your school, and someone can point you
in the right direction. It’s a good way to stay
connected with your school, doing things like research, tutoring, or working at one of the
many offices on campus. Number three, scholarships. I didn’t know this until
looking into it myself, but there are many scholarships
that are specific to summer. If you want an easy way
to look for scholarships, here are some good sites to use. Fastweb, Scholly, Cappex, and Unigo all let you search, and provide you custom lists of scholarships. And by the way, the same goes for grants. You can literally just Google summer grant programs in your state to see if your state
offers any aid programs that you can apply for. And finally, number four,
private student loans. Because the government
has limits on how much you can borrow each year, odds are you’ve already
maxed out what you can borrow with federal loans. Private student loans
offer a good way to borrow only what you need to
finish paying for things like tuition, housing, or textbooks. If you have questions about
anything in the video, or about student loans in general, you can check out the resource center over at CollegeAveStudentLoans.com. See ya! (upbeat music)

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