THE LITTLE KNOWN SECRETS BEHIND PAYING FOR COLLEGE

Have you wondered how some people can afford to go to college? Maybe you thought or made comments about how expensive it is to attend college, and that’s what has forced you to not pursue a higher degree.

There are ways…

and secrets…

**Did you know that if you attend Barclay College in Kansas, and live on campus, your tuition is completely free? If you live off campus you get a $4,000 off your tuition**

**If you’re an Eagle Scout and attend Albright College in Pennsylvania, you get $500 automatically**

**Many colleges offer between $4,000-$10,000 annually to you to pay for college based on SAT scores. And they don’t have to be the highest scores possible either! There are ranges, like Bluffton College in Ohio**

**St. Michael’s College in Vermont offers money toward tuition for 2 or more siblings that attend that college! (to be honest I always wondered this). I run into a lot of you parents that have 2-3 kids getting ready to attend college. It might benefit you to check into stuff like this**

**Washington College in Maryland offers $10,000 annually to students that are in the National Honor Society**

There is so much more! I ran across this pretty awesome website one night and noticed a lot of over unique ways to attain money to pay for college. Sure many of them are academically based and SAT based, but there are plenty of grants, money awards and scholarships available directly from the college. This site is called Guaranteed Scholarships and seems to have quite a few specifically college based scholarships and free money you can get to attend that particular school.

You have to do some work. Doing some or a lot of research will yield you money to pay for college. FAFSA, work-study, students consolidated loans and private loans are the most popular ways, but those unique, secret and college-specific free money is something you don’t see regularly.

So, check this site out. I don’t know if you live in any of these states, or near any of these college, but its sure worth a shot. Heck, if you’re close enough to the college, maybe that is the school to attend if it’s going to financially benefit you, and motivate you to get that degree.

You deserve a degree. Or a change in the career you already have. For young people your goal is to not have to work 80 hours a week over the summertime.

You almost have to find the money first, before making the money.

I wrote an article in April (along with about 4-5 others) that covers specific steps and options you have with regard to financing for college, no matter your age. This article focuses on steps after FAFSA.

Your Success is My Success,

Keith

Keith Lipke is a careers and college recruiter, coach, mentor and blogger at The Hope Chest. His passion is to educate, inspire, and give hope to young people who need it upon their search for the right career and college.

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