College on the Cheap

College on the Cheap

Doing whatever it takes to get a degree without debt.

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December 5, 2022 42 min

The cool thing about trade school (vocational school, career school, etc) is that the programs are tied tightly to employment- these programs help prepare you to get a job immediately.  The challenge with these programs is the cost. Sometimes they are more expensive per contact unit than a degree in liberal arts, and when the school is unaccredited or a for-profit business, it's hard to get wise financial aid help. 

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Three questions everyone should ask before going to college, and how to look past the "all-expense-paid-vacation" marketing colleges are pitching in 2022. 

Ask an 18-year-old about their future education, and then ask a 38-year-old about their future education. What you’ll notice time and time again, is that the 18-year-old talks about where they're going to college while the 38-year-old tells you what they’re doing. Wh...

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1 in 4 adults has college credit but no degree. If that's your situation, you may already qualify for a degree through this special program being offered by Pierpont Community and Technical College in West Virginia.  Best of all, this degree is completely free and open to anyone in the country!  

Pierpont Community & Technical College AAS Board of Governors Degree

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June 30, 2022 44 min

Complete a 50-75% or more of your degree right now from home for $3 per credit or less. No application, no SAT scores, no acceptance letters.  Sound too good to be true?  Nope.  In this episode, you won't believe the opportunities to earn legitimate college credit that you can use at legitimate colleges starting today!

 

Resources / Links

Saylor.org

Onlinedegree.com 

Collegeboard.org

Christianleadersinstitute.org

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June 12, 2022 36 min

It’s 2005-2006, and I’m reading about a concept I'd never heard of called "testing out." The interesting part is that I'd been teaching and advising in the community college district for 13 years by then, so I was sure it wasn't legit.  Except that it was.  6 months later I had tested out of over 20 college classes, and today I’m going to tell you you can do it too.

Resources / Links

ModernStates.org

CollegeBoar...

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Resourceful people LOVE finding a smart solution that’s just a little bit better than what everyone else is doing.  One company has literally reinvented its education plan so creatively, that you just might want to change jobs and let them pay for your degree.   

Source Links

 

Starbucks Program:  https://www.starbucks.com/careers/working-at-starbucks/education/

 

ASU regular Online Tuition https://asuonline.asu.edu/what-it-costs/ ...

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Every student feels the intensity as they get closer to graduation, sometimes even as early as 9th or 10th grade everyone starts asking, "Where are you going to college?"  But admissions propaganda is a distraction from the real question everyone should be asking. 

College on the Cheap isn’t about saving money, it’s about spending money

You can learn how to save money in 5 seconds.  “Put your money over there and don’t to...

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