Paying for College

  • Save Money on College Tip Six: How to Get an Entire Year of College for only $760

    Jeffrey Simons

    By Jeffrey Simons Today’s post is the six in a series of short tips on how to save money on college. Today’s tip is . . . Get an Entire Year of College for only $760 Do you want to save money on college and graduate sooner? Here’s a powerfully simple strategy for you.  Get an entire year of college for only $760. How to Complete a Year of College for only $760 What if I told you that you could earn 3 college credits for only $95? You heard me right. $95 for 3 credits. That’s only $31.67 per credit. At that price, taking four 3-credit courses per semester, or 24 credits per year, you could pay for an entire year of college for only $760. Want to know how? I’ll tell you, but I warn you now that there are a couple of ca ...

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  • Save Money on College Tip Five: Take AP Classes and Tests to Place Out of College Courses

    Barry Lenson

    Today’s post is the fifth in a series of short tips on how to save money on college. Today’s tip is . . . Take AP Classes and Tests to Place out of College Courses Do you want to save money on college and graduate sooner? Here’s a powerfully simple strategy for you.  Take AP classes and tests to place out of college courses. What You Need to Know about AP Classes and Exams If you’re a student who’s visiting the College Board’s website for the first time, you’ll learn that AP classes and exams can save you time and money by eliminating the need to take some college courses. How much can the AP programs help you out? And would StraighterLine courses offer you a better way to earn college credit, save money, and get a fas ...

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  • Save Money on College Tip Four: Use CLEP Exams to Place Out of Courses

    Barry Lenson

    Today’s post is the third in a series of short tips on how to save money on college. Today’s tip is . . . Use CLEP Exams to Place out of Courses Do you want to save money on college and graduate sooner? Here’s a powerfully simple strategy for you.  Use CLEP exams to place out of courses. What You Need to Know about CLEP Exams The College-Level Examination Program® from The College Board lets you earn college credit for what you already know. Visit the official CLEP website  to learn more. Tests are given in 33 subjects, including English literature and writing, foreign languages, history, science, math and business. Exams are approximately 90 minutes long, with the exception of College Composition, which takes two hou ...

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  • Save Money on College Tip Three: Place Out of Courses and Move Up

    Barry Lenson

    Today’s post is the third in a series of short tips on how to save money on college. Today’s tip is . . . Place Out of Courses and Move Up to the Next Level Do you want to save money on college and graduate sooner? Here’s a powerfully simple strategy for you. Place out of courses and move up. Most savvy college students know that it is possible to place out of college courses by taking AP or CLEP exams.  But there is another way to place out of college courses too and possibly graduate faster. It is to get exempted from courses after you are already attending a college. Here are a few strategies that have been shown to work . . . Start taking a course, then tell your professor that it is too easy and ask to move up to a m ...

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  • Herzing University: Partner College Profile

    Barry Lenson

    StraighterLine is proud to announce that Herzing University is now one of our Partner Colleges When you first hear about Herzing University and investigate what it’s all about, the first thing you’ll probably think is, “Herzing is America’s only university that is owned by a woman, Renée Herzing. That’s unique.” Then you read about a Herzing student who earned both his Bachelor’s and his MBA in four years, and you think again, “That’s unique.” Then you learn that Herzing has a dozen campuses located across America and think, “That’s unique too.” And on it goes – with every page you turn and every fact you learn, you keep discovering that Herzing is uniquely different from most other American schools. An ...

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