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Preparing for college can be expensive. In order to save money for actual entry into college, start now by buying the little things that your college student will need, then you won’t have to spend an enormous amount on these things at the time of entry. Start early buying little things such as: totes, school supplies, computer, printer, toaster, microwave, refrigerator, command strips, toiletry items (that won’t expire by entry), storage bins, extension cord, paper plates, garbage bags, iron, small ironing board, cleaning supplies, bedding, alarm clock and the list goes on.
Depending upon what you already have on hand and what you will need to buy, this could easily add up to $1000 or more. So start early buying these things, and then when school starts you may have that $1000 to give your college student for books.
In preparation for scholarship applications, start EARLY. Community service is a biggie on scholarship apps. Start your freshmen year, documenting any community service activities.
Indicate the amount of time engaged in the service, as well as dates. It would be great to get a signature confirming the service in the event any scholarship apps required that type of documentation. Keep a running log of community service hours, honors and awards, clubs, extra curricular activities, and so.
Log the high school year you were involved, such as 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade. Then when it is time to fill out those scholarship forms, it’s more of a breeze!