1) Get a Job
Try to get a job that is relevant with your major. By doing this, you can earn experience in your major and make money. One important thing to note when working is that the school will deduct financial aid from you if you work too much, so figure out a happy balance between getting the maximum aid and getting paid for work. If you have work study, this does not deduct from your aid.
2) Apply for scholarships
Every school has a website or office full of different scholarships. These scholarships have specific requirements and it should be easy to find ones you qualify for. Another place to apply for scholarships is www.fastweb.com.
3) Get loans
Most of the time, even with financial aid and a job, students can’t afford to pay for all their college expenses so most have to get loans. Look for loans that don’t charge interest until after graduation, such as federal loans, or loans from some banks such as Citibank.
4) Make a Budget
Make a list of things you need to spend money on and what is for yourself and determine which are absolutely necessary and then determine what to get if you have extra money but don’t forget to save money in case.