The college tuition funding nut is a tough one to crack. You could be super rich with a fully stocked college fund for all of your kids (yeah!) or you could be like me, trying to cash flow college for 4 kids on 1 income. If you’re somewhere in the middle, you might be considering student loans- but what if your teen attends a college that doesn’t allow student loans? Can that help you or hurt you? Continue reading “Colleges That Don’t Allow Student Loans”
“My son is taking all his classes for 12th grade at the community college, he will be graduating in May with both his high school diploma from our homeschool and associates degree from our local community college”
-Jayne L., North Carolina homeschooling parent.
Updated for 2019
The topic of today’s post is targeted toward our North Carolina families, but the takeaway isn’t that you should relocate to North Carolina, it’s that in almost every state there are some strategies you can build around the resources you have available to you. I know many non-NC adults who “hacked” their education and earned AA or BA degrees for pennies on the dollar (I’m on that list!) For the motivated, there are a lot of ways to save money, but this post is my deconstruction and then reconstruction of the resources in NC, assembled in a way that maxes out the benefits available to parents. Continue reading “$2000 Bachelor’s Degrees in NC”
In 2007, the United States signed into law the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Here’s the deal: If you meet the following 3 requirements, you were (are) supposed to be eligible to participate: Continue reading “3 Student Loan Forgiveness Lies”
Debt free college, is it possible? It is- but it won’t be easy! Debt-free college isn’t a matter of just having a huge bank account, rich uncle or perfect SAT scores. Average parents with almost no college savings can send their (large) homeschool families to college debt-free, but it takes planning and exceptional motivation! Continue reading “Saving and Shaving: Debt-Free College”
Parents: check with Human Resources immediately! Scholarship application deadlines are sometimes a year in advance.
It depends. In some cases, a parent’s dependents are eligible to apply, but in other cases, the teen must be an employee. If you or your teen already work for one of these companies, simply contact your Human Resources department and ask for more information. Continue reading “100 Employer / Employee Scholarships”