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We at Angel Bins understand that sometimes you just need a little extra hand when it comes down to paying for school and tuition. Oftentimes students will find themselves taking out outrageous loans to cover tuition fees which could leave them with thousands of dollars in debt. This doesn’t have to be you! We are here to help and got you covered. We have came up with a list of quick and easy fundraising ideas that can help cover tuition costs. Check out our 10 Tuition Fundraising Ideas. 

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Trivia Night

Cost: low 

Popularity: ♥♥ 

Outcome: $- $$

Trivia Night is a great way to have fun while raising funds for your tuition costs. You can charge an entrance fee at the door and invite all your friends, family and neighbors in support of your cause. To make it even more profitable you can also sell food,snacks and drinks. Trivia can be on any subject making it fun for all supporters to enjoy.

 

Beer Garden Night

Cost: medium

Popularity: ♥♥♥ 

Outcome: $$$$

 

Everyone loves a good beer garden night! Run to your local market and purchase an assortment of different beers to sell. You can sell various beers anywhere from $5 to $15 dollars per beer. Plan a night and invite your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers. Make sure to check ID’s at the door of course. Set the night up by playing some good tunes and possibly having a movie on a projector screen. If you want to take it up a notch, play drinking games and charge an entry fee to play. You can promote your special fundraising event night on social media. Hosting a beer garden night is a great way to raise max funds. In just one night you can make upwards of $1000.00. The only downfall, the clean up and possibly some overnight guests. 

 

Mystery Dinner Party 

Cost: medium 

Popularity: ♥♥♥ 

Outcome: $$

 

Invite all your friends to a mystery dinner party. Promote your special event on social media and charge an entry + dinner fee at the door. This type of fundraiser will require a bit more planning and execution. You can plan a murder mystery or a “who done it” scenario. You will need to run to the grocery store and plan out a meal that goes well with your theme for the night. To take it up a notch, you can also sell alcoholic beverages for an additional fee. You can tell your guests to come dressed up in theme or have costumes and props provided by yourself. Hide clues around the house and let the night unravel. By hosting a mystery dinner party you can have fun without realizing you just raised funds for your cause. 

 

Shoe Drive Fundraiser

Cost: zero 

Popularity: ♥♥♥ 

Outcome: $$$

 

You can raise funds by collecting new or gently worn used shoes. Ask your friends, family, and neighbors if they can donate shoes  in support of your cause. As long as they don’t have any holes, tears, or rips you can collect shoes in exchange for cash. Angel Bins offers 3 unique fundraising shoedrive options nationwide. On average a shoe drive fundraiser can raise upwards of $500. A fundraiser like this can take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks to complete, making it an easy and great fundraising option for any group.

 

DIY Crafts For Sale

Cost: medium

Popularity: ♥♥ 

Outcome: $$$

 

Selling DIY crafts has become increasingly popular, making it an easy, creative and fun way to fundraise. In the age of Etsy, anyone with a glue gun can virtually sell anything online. This is a great way to utilize the power of social media as well and help promote your cause. If you are a crafty individual, you can sell just about anything you can make at the comfort of your own home. You can sell anything like, pins, jewelry, furniture, custom clothing, and pretty much everything else under the sun. This can be a great ongoing fundraising option throughout the school year.

 

Dog/Cat Grooming Day

Cost: zero-low 

Popularity: ♥♥♥ 

Outcome: $$$$

 

This fundraising option only works if you know how to groom dogs and cats yourself. If you are a pet owner, chances are that you have had your fair share of washing and cutting your bestfriends mane off. This can be a super unique fundraising idea for any pet lover. If you happen to have some clippers around you can host a day where your friends, family, and neighbors drop their pets off to be groomed. This is a great way to make a lot of cash. Typically, a wash and cut can run upwards of $40 for a small sized dog. Promote your special event on social media and have volunteers help you wash and shampoo your furry clients. You can make a few hundred dollars with just a handful of pets.

 

Yard/Bin Cleaning

Cost: zero-low 

Popularity: ♥♥ 

Outcome: $$

 

If you are someone who doesn’t mind to get down and dirty then we suggest to try yard and bin cleaning around your neighborhood. Create and pass out flyers promoting your services to your local community. For this fundraiser you will need to have yard cleaning supplies as well as a lawn mower, and water hose access. You can charge a service fee for cutting grass, cleaning up pools, watering the lawn, cleaning up weeds, and cleaning up dirty bins. This is a great way to make extra cash for your school tuition. This option works especially well in the summer before your fall semester. You can book a few appointments or go door to door and offer your services.  

 

Karaoke Night/ Competition 

Cost: zero-medium 

Popularity: ♥♥ 

Outcome: $$-$$$

 

Host a special karaoke night! Invite people to have a great time while singing some major tunes. Charge an entry fee at the door. A way that you can turn a simple karaoke night into an unforgettable one is by selling food and drinks for your guests as well. You can make extra money that way and keep your guests happy and entertained. If you want to go above and beyond, make it a singing competition. This is a great way to make some extra cash in a fun way.

 

Tie Dye Shirt Sale

Cost: low 

Popularity: ♥♥ 

Outcome: $-$$

 

It seems like all you see in stores nowadays is tie dye! Tie dying shirts has always been a very popular and enjoyable craft. You can virtually design any pattern and get really creative with patterns and colors. You will need to buy several plain white tees and have dye available in various colors. Host a special t-shirt tye dying event and charge a fee per shirt. Promote your event on social media and have fun with it! 

 

Tutoring

Cost: zero 

Popularity: ♥♥ 

Outcome: $$

 

There is no better way than to raise those extra funds for your tuition than by tutoring! Create and pass around flyers at your local schools, to your friends and neighbors. Tutoring is a great way to raise extra cash. You can offer your services and also post them online. Not only will you raise much needed funds, you also get to help people in the process.

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