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Student Loans => For Parents => : John C 19, 2020, 06:49:39

: Help!!
: John C 19, 2020, 06:49:39
I am a single dad trying to help pay for my daughter's education at University of Texas (Austin). She's a freshman and her 529 only covers her through spring 2021.  Long story short, I'm only working part time, but trying to find something more substantial. 
I don't want her to be saddled with enormous student loans, so I've been scouring the internet for grants, scholarships, etc.  Literally, I've come up with either scam websites or dead ends.
 
My question:  what is the best possible avenue to go down for (non FAFSA related) grants and scholarships?

Another question:  If we went down the student loan route, I don't even think could be a co-signer because of my income situation right now.  Any thoughts on that? 

Thanks for any insights!

John
: Re: Help!!
: TheCollegeInvestor 19, 2020, 09:38:38
There are a lot of scholarship opportunities, but the hardest part is finding them. It requires time and effort. Usually, local organizations and employers are the best bet. Check out this guide: How to find college scholarships (https://thecollegeinvestor.com/16573/how-to-find-college-scholarships/).

If she does decide to borrow to pay for college, Federal loans are only in her name - nothing is required of you. It's typically not a good idea to borrow private loans. See this guide: How To Find The Best Student Loans (https://thecollegeinvestor.com/20309/find-best-student-loan-rates/).