Scholarships and grants
These come in varieties and they are the best way to pay for college. Some scholarships are awarded based on merit, that is, on academic or artistic achievement. Others are based on your financial situation, your location or the school that you are attending. Scholarships and grants are often awarded by the government, schools, religious organisations, individual donors and nonprofit organisations. If you are already in school, you could talk to your professor or anyone who could give you more information about scholarships and grants. The good news about grants and scholarships is that, unlike loans, they do not need to be repaid.