Find scholarships once you’re in college

If 161019_credit_card_computeryou think you can’t get scholarship money because you’re already enrolled in college, you would be wrong! The good news is that there are many scholarships available to current college students. Take these steps to get the most money to cover your college tuition.

Visit your university’s financial aid office. They’ll be familiar with the scholarship opportunities for current students and can help guide you to ones that may be a good fit for you personally.

Be proactive. Ask your professors, employer (if you’re working while in school), as well as civic organizations in your community if they know of scholarship opportunities.

Register with a scholarship site. Register with a free scholarship site and be sure to fill out your entire profile. This way, you’ll be notified when new scholarships come up that you’re a match for. Tip: Don’t ever pay for a scholarship search.

Look beyond big hits. Don’t just apply for really big scholarships. You should also try for several smaller, less competitive ones as well. The money can quickly add up to help you defray college expenses.

Enter the monthly CollegeWeekLive scholarship. Just visit five college profile pages during one of our virtual college fairs and you’ll be automatically entered in a drawing to win a $1,000 scholarship. You can enter again each month. You can also find many scholarships on our website.