It's no secret: college is expensive! But with some extra leg-work, you could find yourself some semi-hidden funds to lighten the financial burden of student loans.
Yelena Bosovik recently wrote a piece for LearnVest.com about how she applied for 100 college scholarships. In the piece, she jokes that going after these scholarships was basically her "second part-time job" in high school, but truthfully, that's the level of time and commitment typically required by these applications.
Ms. Bosovik stayed organized, and continued to research any and all types of scholarships available to her. All of her hard work paid off, and she was able to "cover tuition, fees and books for [her] first year." And, also recieved "a hefty refund check to buy a laptop and cover school-related expenses like gas and car insurance."
Now a proud college graduate, Ms. Bosovik is looking forward to starting law school this fall. Read her full story here: How I Did It: I Applied For 100 College Scholarships