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There are bursaries you can get.
They aren't worth as much but they're small grants of money you can use on anything for college education.
The only one I can think of right now is the McDonalds bursary (my brother got it, but is turning it down now). It isn't much (depending on where you live of course, here in Canada it was either $250 or $500...).
But you can look around for bursaries that apply to where you work (IF you work, it's helpful if you do cause you're more likely to get a bursary that way) or any extra-curricular things you do overall.
So there're many bursaries you can apply for that don't require GPA or grades (just that you're passing more than anything is what they're after).
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