Paying for college has become a huge financial undertaking. Colleges and universities are getting more expensive every year, so the idea of sending twins to college at the same time can be daunting. There are, however, grants and scholarships designed for multiples that can help.
There are colleges that offer twins the opportunity to live on campus for free. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College pays for twins attending at the same time to live in the dorm.
Kelley School of Business at Indiana University offers twins the chance to earn the Layton Frazier McKinley Scholarship. They must each have a 3.3 grade point average, and choosing accounting as their academic major is a plus.
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The Northwest Association Mother of Twins Clubs awards several scholarships to twins a year. Qualifications are simple: Be part of a multiple birth and have a desire to further your education. The amount given varies.
Contests for Twins
Twinsburg, Ohio, holds an annual Twins Day Festival for families that have twins. Here twins can win a $1,000 scholarship to help with college. The twins must be seniors in high school and have attended and registered at the festival three out of the last five years.
Lake Erie College in Ohio gives a twin the opportunity to receive a free education. As long as both siblings have been accepted into the school, the college will pay the tuition of a twin of a full-time student.
Greg McGuire graduated from Butler University in 2005. McGuire grew up in the Chicagoland area and he enjoys all things sports and talking politics. He currently lives with his wife and twin boys, Cameron and Owen, in Indianapolis. He has been published in "The Daily Sun" in Boone County, Ind., the "Butler Collegian" in Indianapolis, and eHow and Answerbag.