Want to go to school but just don’t have the money to do it? At a time when finding a job has been harder than ever, those without college degrees wish more than ever that they could get one. The problem with needing an education is that you don’t have the money to pay for it. You can’t get money without a good job and you can’t get a good job without an education. It’s an endless cycle of misery for those who would like to get ahead. For them, it’s impossible to hope that any good thing could drop into your lap to help out.
Student loans are incredibly expensive to pay off. For fathers with families to feed, taking one out is out of the question. So what can they do to get the education they need for a price they can afford? Believe it or not, there are a few good ways to get an education for free.
Apply for scholarships. There are an incredible amount of generous people out there who offer some of their wealth to those they feel deserve it. Most of the time, all you have to do is write an essay of a few thousand words and turn in a transcript to apply. It only takes a few minutes and could mean a free trip to school. Get multiple scholarships and you could probably earn money for going to school.
Keep your full time job while you take night classes. Some jobs offer their employees a full reimbursement for school expenses. Employees with a higher level of education are more valuable to a business. If they can make a small investment in you know and you continue to work for them, you can bring fortunes untold. If nothing more, they could brag to their clients that their staff is made up of nothing but college graduates.
Native Blood. If you have up to 1/32 of Native American blood in your veins, many places will offer you a scholarship. Just because your great, great, great grandfather was an Indian can earn you thousands of dollars a year towards an education. If you are considered a minority in another way, you also might qualify for similar scholarships. Check what’s available to you.
These are just three examples of ways for you to get free money towards an education. The internet is crawling with ideas on the subject. If you’ve considered it, but doubted yourself up until now, then stop it. You are never too old to get an education, or to qualify for financial aid.