Minimize student loans with GPA, part-time work.
With the hefty expenses of college, it seems nearly impossible to be debt free after graduating. There are several things that need to be factored in. To make sure I start off on the right foot financially after I graduate college, I will need to do several things that I consider to be equally important. One of the things that I would consider to be important while in college is grades. Maintaining a high grade point average will ensure I continue to receive my current scholarships and perhaps allow me to receive new ones. By qualifying for as many scholarships as possible, I will have less money to pay back in student loans. Another thing I consider to be important is paying off my student loans. I plan to get a job while in college, so I can make small payments towards my interest. Making sure I can pay off my student loans deals with budgeting. Being able to budget properly is the key to being financially stable. If I can get a start on my finances now, I will be preparing myself better for my life after college. Also, while I am in college, I plan to apply for internships. If I can land an internship position, then I will have a better start towards my future career. Getting my foot in the door with a reputable company will tremendously help my career goals and financial security.
Kendra Myers, Dickson County HS