Paying for College

It’s no secret, going to college is expensive.  However, there are a few things you can do to help decrease the burden of college tuition.

  1. Apply for Pell Grants through your school.  Pell Grant money does not have to be paid back and is awarded based on financial need.
  2. Get a job with a company that offers tuition reimbursement.  For example:  Apple, Home Depot, Publix, Best Buy, UPS, FedEx, Gap, and Verizon Wireless will help pay for their employees education.  Do a google search of businesses in your area to see which ones will offer this benefit.
  3. Attend a community college for the first two years.  The tuition cost at a community college is drastically cheaper.  Taking some of your classes at a community college will reduce the total amount you have to pay for your education.
  4. There are a few colleges that offer free tuition for all of their students.  The students are given jobs, at the school, to help offset cost not covered by financial aid.  A few of these schools include:  College of the Ozarks, Berea College, Curtis Institute of Music, Alice Lloyd College, Webb Institute, and Deep Springs College.

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5 thoughts on “Paying for College

  1. Another option is going to vocational school rather than college. My daughter studied philosophy for four years and is now a pipe-fitter. She makes more money and enjoys her work more than a lot of her friends.

    I went to college also to study Arctic geology then went to technical school to get a job. I wish I had gone to technical school first, then taken night classes to broaden out my education. Actually though, once I had a trade, I probably would have just read and read and read to educate myself.

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  2. Georgia had a program (and may still have it) that paid full tuition at any state college or university for students that maintained a B average in high school. Our daughter was able to attend the University of North Georgia tuition-free. She had several small scholarships that paid for books, and because she chose to live at home, we didn’t have to pay for her room and board at school. She got a completely free university education, paid for with state funds from the Georgia Lottery. Not bad!

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  3. I went to community college. I had a very modest upbringing so paying for a four year university was out of the question. There are so many options out there, so it’s good to review them all and figure out which one works best for you. “The plans of the diligent surely lead to success, But all who are hasty surely head for poverty.” (Proverbs 21:5)

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