We want to publish your College Admission Application Essay on Money

We don’t talk enough about money, nor do people write about it very often with emotional overtones and resonance. You, however, may be the exception. If so, we would like to read your work.

Each spring, we publish a handful of broadly defined essays on college admissions questions on money. Last year there were essays on restaurant work and comedy, daycare and street food.

We want to hear all kinds of stories: struggles and privileges, triumphs and defeats, hard lessons and sudden epiphanies. What matters is that it is your own microeconomic story.

There are just a few rules. This must be an essay that you have submitted to at least one college as part of a college admissions application. We won’t post the name of the school you plan to attend, but we’ll need to know what it is, just to double-check that the subject (and you) is real.

Your essay must be from current question season – if you are already enrolled or taking a gap year and applied for college last year, you are ineligible.

And again, the essay has something to do with money. Anything, really.

Submit your essay to us using the form on this page by Friday 10th June. If you would like to share more than one, please send them separately. We plan to release some in late June and will pay the authors our normal freelance fee.