Pay For College | We Are Arizona

Pay For College | We Are Arizona

September 14, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


(upbeat music) Growing up, I was pretty inquisitive about how a lot of things worked, which is probably why that led me to do architecture. I’m just gonna take some model photos of this model I built for my capstone. That’s going to be right around there. When I was really into art and drawing and just creating things, so
it just worked out pretty well. I’m on my way to class or to work and then I’ll be hitting
a class right after, so it’s going to be
one of those busy days. Being in the financial aid office, I was also offered federal work study, which is how I was able to make money to actually pay for my
expenses while I was in school. I’m just starting my shift, ready to just help out
the next person in line. Hi, how can I help you? I have some questions
about my financial aid. I get a lot of incoming
freshmen who are like, “Oh my God how are we
going to pay for school?” Because, they come in either
with just student loans or maybe their parents
aren’t able to help them out, but they really want to come here. Even if you came to the U
of A without a scholarship from an out of state student prospective, if you put in the hard work, your college and your own dedication can actually create those
scholarship opportunities for you. Sophomore year, my college, actually, gave me a scholarship just
based off of how I was doing in my classes. That was a pleasant surprise because I wasn’t expecting that at all. I always encourage people
to use Scholarship Universe, which a place where a lot of students can apply for multiple scholarships based off of what they’re
most likely to get. Just thousands of scholarships, and a lot of it is, students
just need to apply for it and chances are you’ll get it if you put in the time and effort
to actually apply for it and invest in your education. For me I’ve had to do both, I’m taking out loans and I
also have my scholarships, but on the weekends and
even during school week I’m going to work and
putting in that effort to make sure that I can live comfortably while I’m going to school. I just got off work, and
now I’m heading to class. The work-life balance is pretty tough. Once you actually start
working and have school going, you can have a better understanding of what you’re actually
able to do realistically. Gonna be here, for the rest
of the day in the studio. Gets pretty hard, but
they’re also understanding that you’re a student first,
so it does make a difference. (upbeat music)