How I Paid for College and Put $5000 in an Investment Account

In this video, I (with the help of my son, Kobi) discuss how I paid for my Bachelor’s Degree all through scholarships. I had no financial support from my family and walked away with my first degree debt free. I answer four questions:
How much does it cost for one school year in a bachelor’s degree program?
What does it take to get a scholarship?
Do extracurricular activities matter?
How much of the financial responsibility should be placed on the college student versus the parent(s) or caretaker?

Resources:

Information on the expense of college: http://www.collegedata.com/cs/content/content_payarticle_tmpl.jhtml?articleId=10064

Scholarship essay tips:

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-scholarship-coach/2013/01/31/4-ways-to-make-your-scholarship-essay-stand-out

http://www.internationalstudent.com/essay_writing/scholarship_essaysample/

http://www.internationalstudent.com/essay_writing/scholarship_essay/

http://www.supercollege.com/guide/guide.cfm?t_id=2&g_id=21&step=1

http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/tips/scholarship-essay-tips.php

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-application-strategies/top-10-tips-for-writing-effective-scholarship-essays/

Where to look for scholarships:

Try the school financial aid office you want to attend first.

Search the web (e.g.):

http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships/articles/the-2016-scholarships

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-information/search-for-available-scholarships/

Brainfuse (Submit essay for review):
http://brainfuse.com/login/


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