Paying for College

  • Save Money on College Tip 10: Take Two Years of Courses at StraighterLine

    Jeffrey Simons

    By Jeffrey Simons Today’s post is the last in a series of 10 tips on how to save money on college. Today’s tip is . . . Take Two Years of Courses at StraighterLine We hope you’ve been enjoying our series on how to cut the cost of college. For our last post, we have an out of the box suggestion that could change the way you think about your college experience entirely. Have you ever considered taking two whole years of college courses online with StraighterLine? Whether you’re going back to college as an adult learner, or starting college straight out of high school, if you want to lower your costs of college, this is a cost cutting idea that can save you thousands and thousands of dollars. Think about how much you can save ...

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  • Save Money on College Tip Nine: Pay for Learning Outcomes: Competency-Based Education Emphasizes Skill over Time

    Beth Dumbauld

    By Beth Dumbauld Today’s post is the ninth in a series of short tips on how to save money on college. Today’s tip is . . . Pay for Learning Outcomes: Competency-Based Education Emphasizes Skill over Time  Do you want to save money on college and graduate sooner? Here’s a powerfully simple strategy for you. Utilize competency-based education. A college diploma. What is it really? Is it an assessment of what you know or is it a testimony to how long you’ve spent earning your degree? For those carrying an overwhelming amount of student loan debt, a college education might mean that though you’ve pocketed the required amount of credit hours to earn your degree – you are now carrying the burden of a college system that em ...

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  • Overdue Changes Coming to the FAFSA in 2014

    Barry Lenson

    Are you the legal child of two unmarried parents living together? Maybe the child of two men or two women who are unmarried? And do you need financial help to attend college? If so, you already know that that the FAFSA has been discriminating against you – or at least, failing to give you the opportunity to accurately describe your family situation when you have gone to the FAFSA website to fill out your FAFSA form. Up until now, you’ve only been able to list the income of one of your parents. But now that is going to change, and you will soon be able to list both incomes. To quote from “Aid Applicants With 2 Mothers,” an article that appeared in Inside Higher Ed on April 30, 2013 . . .  Beginning in 2014, the form will pr ...

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  • Save Money on College Tip Eight: Get a Job and Let Your Employer Pay for Your College Courses

    Jeffrey Simons

    By Jeffrey Simons Today’s post is the eighth in a series of short tips on how to save money on college. Today’s tip is . . . Get a Job and Let Your Employer Pay for Your College Courses Do you want to save money on college and graduate sooner? Here’s a powerfully simple strategy for you.  Get a job and let your employer pay for your college courses. When it comes to lowering the cost of college, one of the best ways to pay less is to get someone else to pay your college tuition for you. And believe it or not, a large percentage of the companies in the United States have programs that do exactly that. They’re called Tuition Assistance Plans or Tuition Reimbursement Plans, and many employers use them to help attract talent ...

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  • Save Money on College Tip Seven: Brown Bag Your Education

    Beth Dumbauld

    By Beth Dumbaud Today’s post is the seventh  in a series of short tips on how to save money on college. Today’s tip is . . . Brown Bag Your Education Do you want to save money on college and graduate sooner? Here’s a powerfully simple strategy for you: Brown bag your education.  If you are into saving money, you probably know that bringing your lunch to work can save you some serious cash over the course of the year. When you eat out, you’re paying for a whole bunch of unwanted overhead, packaging costs, employee salaries, a soggy pickle spear and a ton of extra calories sandwiched between two slices of bread – and those extras can add up over the course of a year. The same goes for a college education. Taking coll ...

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