By Tim Kowols
With the cost of attendance at a private university, soaring past the $33,000 mark, the work towards earning a college degree often begins well before the first day of classes. For students not necessarily athletically or academically inclined, filling out scholarship applications may be the only way they can afford college without being burdened by loans later in life. Enter Gabrielle McCormick, who according to the USA TODAY earned more than $150,000 from the 50 scholarships applications she sent out. Gay Pustaver from Money Management Counselors says it is a great example of how important it is to form a plan on how you are paying for your education, even if you have to delay going to college for a year or two.
Pustaver says to start your scholarship search locally and with the schools you are thinking about attending. You can listen to the entire Money Management Monday interview with Gay Pustaver online with this story.