Quick and easy ways to earn cash for college

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Quick and easy ways to earn college cash

Let's face it, college is expensive -- but some companies are trying to make it more affordable. While scholarships can be intimidating, there are many that only require the click of a button.

Each month Cappex offers the chance to win $1,000. Future college students just need to register on the site to be eligible.

If you register for CollegeWeekLive and virtually tour five colleges over the course of the month, you'll be entered for a monthly drawing of $1,000.

Remember this during back to school shopping -- Staples offers a $50,000 college scholarship for anyone over the age of 13. Students have to visit a participating Staples location and make a $25 purchase or more to redeem a code to enter the sweepstakes.

Chegg isn't only for renting books, they give away $1,000 every month. Each month they'll ask a new question and a three sentence response could win the prize.

The company Niche has a $2,000 no essay scholarship. Those planning to enroll in college within a year can enroll every month. Easy as that.

Unigo features an interesting variety of fun and easy scholarships.

The Make Me Laugh Scholarship is simple, all you have to do is make the reader laugh. Students can submit a comical 250 word essay for a chance to win $1,500.

Unigo also offers a $2,000 scholarship for the ultimate zombie fan. For their Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship you're prompted with an apocalyptic scenario, a creative short essay will win the cash.

Click through the slideshow to see the best colleges for your money

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The 15 best colleges for your money

15. University of Florida

Gainesville, Illinois

Annual price without aid: $21,400

Annual price with average aid: $15,500

Early career earnings: $49,700

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14. UC San Diego

La Jolla, California

Annual price without aid: $32,500

Annual price with average aid: $24,700

Early career earnings: $53,700 

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13. Texas A&M University — College Station

College Station, Texas

Annual price without aid: $23,900

Annual price with average aid: $15,900

Early career earnings: $55,100

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12. Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Annual price without aid: $66,600

Annual price with average aid: $22,000

Early career earnings: $58,800

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11. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Annual price without aid: $63,500

Annual price with average aid: $26,300

Early career earnings: $74,800

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10. Stanford University

Stanford, California

Annual price without aid: $65,300

Annual price with average aid: $22,000

Early career earnings: $68,600

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9. University of Virginia — Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia

Annual price without aid: $28,100

Annual price with average aid: $12,000

Early career earnings: $55,400

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8. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

New York, New York

Annual price without aid: $62,800

Annual price with average aid: $22,200

Early career earnings: $63,200

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7. Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts

Annual price without aid: $66,600

Annual price with average aid: $18,000

Early career earnings: $53,400

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5. Brigham Young University — Provo (TIE)

Provo, Utah

Annual price without aid: $18,500

Annual price with average aid: $14,700

Early career earnings: $51,800

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5. UC Berkeley (TIE)

Berkeley, California

Annual price without aid: $35,700

Annual price with average aid: $25,300

Early career earnings: $60,300 

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4. Rice University

Houston, Texas

Annual price without aid: $58,600

Annual price with average aid: $24,300

Early career earnings: $63,700

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3. Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Annual price without aid: $64,800

Annual price with average aid: $18,900

Early career earnings: $62,900

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2. University of Michigan — Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Annual price without aid: $28,100

Annual price with average aid: $14,300

Early career earnings: $59,000

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1. Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

Annual price without aid: $61,300

Annual price with average aid: $20,100

Early career earnings: $62,800

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