Paying for college is tough. College costs are exploding. Competition for the top schools is constantly increasing. As jobs become more and more scarce, making sure that college is efficiently funded has never been more important — or difficult.
But you’re in luck. There are literally millions of dollars in scholarships that go unused. There are ways of “college hopping” that can help you end up with a degree from a prestigious school — without going there the full four years. You can even skip the college plan process when it comes to getting an education — or just skip right to starting a business or landing a job right off the bat.
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Before you read how to pay for college, just remember that “normal” choices are often the wrong choices. No one should go to college just “because it’s good for them”, and regardless of popular opinion, some degrees are almost worthless — even if from a prestigious university.
We passionately believe that debt is a kind of financial slavery. Going into debt shackles one down, and can cause one to pass up life-changing opportunities, settle for less, and live with more fear and stress.
If you’d like to learn more about debt, read How to Get Out of Debt. Also, make extra sure to read the Debt Free Manifesto — our thoughts on debt in general.
Remember, you don’t need a college degree to succeed — there are many alternatives. Not getting a degree can certainly limit your choices and close doors, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have a high-paying job or earn a significant income. To learn more, just read our How to Make Money series of career and business articles.
You don’t have to be a genius to learn how to pay for college. You just have to think creatively, rationally and keep an open mind to possible alternatives — you’ll do just fine.