Over the past 10 years, college costs have increased significantly. According to The College Board, the total cost of attendance at a four-year public school grew by approximately 21% between 2010 and 2020, with the average price increasing from $18,160 to $21,950 per year.
Applying for scholarships is an excellent way to pay for college that reduces your out-of-pocket education expenses. And you can apply for multiple scholarships and combine awards, reducing the need for student loans.
If you want to cut down on your college costs, here’s what you need to know about scholarship opportunities and where to go to apply.