I wrote some posts for College Startup about how I saved over P40,000 in tuition fees for two semesters.My school doesn’t give out scholarships for academic performance, so all I get is an onionskin paper with my name on it and fancy lettering whenever I do well.
I don’t need that paper.
What I need is a tuition discount. Why? Because most of my income goes to paying my tuition and I really wish it didn’t have to be that way.
So I tried creative ways of getting a “scholarship”.
For the first semester, I applied as a student assistant and was given a 75% discount in exchange of 75 hours of work. However, I struck a deal with the school librarian and only worked 64 hours. Click here for the story.
As for the following semester, I managed to get a 100% tuition fee discount. For this, I signed on as the school’s website designer for a whole semester. Click here for the story.
Have you ever made these types of deals to get a discount on anything? Share your ideas and experiences in the comments.