Little known pockets of money are available to students meeting certain criteria. Some of these have to be hunted down and have such narrowly defined qualifications that verify few students ever pursue them. There is money available for students of certain ethnic populations or for students living in a specific town. Searching for these funds can take time, but it may be worth it to find new resources to help pay for college expenses. The financial aid office at your college or university may have a listing or database of various private student grants and scholarships. You can also search for money through the Internet; however, steer clear of websites that say they will help you track down student aid funds for a fee. With a little leg work, you can find everything you need for free.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|