Many universities offer free tuition and miscellaneous fees to students who also work for them. If you want to finish college but don’t have enough cash, you can work part time in the school and avail of free fees. As a working student, you get to study for free while working during your vacant period or on weekends. Your "job” varies from helping the librarian arrange books in the library,
Although there are countries that don’t offer higher education for free, they have many scholarships available especially for students who are poor but deserving. These scholarships include free tuition and miscellaneous fees. Some even give a monthly and book allowance to recipients. However, board and lodging are oftentimes not shouldered by the scholarships.
So how do you qualify as a working student or as a scholar? Bear in mind that many are also applying to avail free higher education fees and competition can be very stiff. Here are some things you should remember if you want to be considered:
Have an impressive scholastic record
Your performance in high school matters a lot. High grades and awards earned can help you win a scholarship or free fees when you enter college. Students who excel in a specific field such as sports are often offered scholarships.
Ask your teachers in high school if they can recommend you. You may not know it but NGOs contact schools regularly throughout the school year for possible recipients of college scholarships.
Don’t wait for these opportunities to come your way. Seek them out yourself by surfing the web, browsing over college catalogues, and asking fellow students.