College Tuition & Costs

Help yourself, your relatives or friends. Get help paying for college tuition.

We are the world's #1 site for free tuition fundraising & college costs crowdfunding.
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College Scholarships

Students just like you use GoFundMe to help pay for college. Ease the burden of college costs by fundraising for tuition, textbooks, and anything else not covered by financial aid.

Easy Crowdfunding

Looking for ways to pay for other college costs? Whether it’s for a laptop, Chromebook, or iPad, a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign can help you afford today’s essential technology.

Study Abroad & Volunteering

Some college experiences are priceless—but how do you pay for them? GoFundMe can help you get the boost you need to make once-in-a-lifetime opportunities like studying abroad a reality.

Why GoFundMe?

  • Students, parents, and professors can start fundraising in minutes
  • Education campaigns have raised millions of dollars on GoFundMe
  • A debt-free way to finance your college education
  • No deadlines or goal requirements
  • Expert advice, 24/7
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“I knew I had to make my student’s dream of going to college a reality. With GoFundMe, we raised enough to cover what scholarships and financial aid couldn’t.”
Nichola G. raised $1,200
on GoFundMe
Are other people crowdfunding for college?
Yes! More and more students are getting the debt-free financial support they need from their families and communities. College is one of the most important investments you’ll make in your lifetime—there is no shame in getting help with paying for your education.
Is setting up a GoFundMe easy? Will I have time for it?
Yes! We know your schedule is packed with standardized tests, personal essays, college applications, and financial aid questionnaires. GoFundMe makes it easy to tell your story and start raising funds quickly.
Is GoFundMe just for tuition? What about the other stuff I’ll need?
You can use GoFundMe for college expenses like a laptop, study abroad, textbooks, housing costs, and more. In fact, the more specific you are about what you need the funds for, the better!
How do I make sure my campaign will raise money?
There are a lot of factors that go into a successful GoFundMe, and we want to make sure you have everything you need to succeed. First, make sure you tell a good story—explain all about your hard work. Be transparent about what you need help paying for. Most importantly: we are here to help! Our happiness team is ready to answer your questions, 24/7.
Do you have other resources to help me out?
Yes! For detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to set up your GoFundMe, just click here.

What to include in your GoFundMe:

  • Your awards, honors, and extracurricular activities

  • Your plans for college, including your major, study abroad trips, clubs, societies, and more.

  • Which college you’re attending and what kinds of expenses you’ll have

  • Your appreciation!

Share your GoFundMe:

  • On Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

  • Through email and texts

  • With family, friends, and relatives

  • With coaches, teachers, and mentors

  • With members of your faith community

  • With alumni groups

  • With your Facebook friends and other social media contacts

Make sure you:

  • Include compelling pictures: use a photo of yourself instead of a college logo

  • Detail what funding you already have (from scholarships, parents, etc.) and what you will need

  • Start with a specific, modest goal

  • Check your spelling and grammar

  • Write from the heart

Bring your education fundraising ideas to life with a GoFundMe campaign!
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