How to Go Back to College When You're Broke

Online Colleges Guy By Online Colleges Guy, 21st Aug 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Want to go back to school but not sure how to pay for it? Read our guide and you'll be surprised that you just might be able to afford it.

How to Go Back to College When You're Broke

If you don't have much money and are looking to make changes to your life, you might want to think about going back to school to get a better education and better job.

Going back to school to earn a degree or certification is a great option but you might be wondering how you can even pay for school. You can't go to school if you don't have the money, right?

Here are a few tips to help you get back to school, even when you'er broke.

Attend an Online School

Online schooling can be a much more affordable option that going the traditional route. There are a few benefits to going to school online instead of the traditional brick and mortar campus. You'll save money on gas and living costs by attending classes from home. No need to miss work when you can choose your class times. Also, if you are a parent who is worried about the cost of child care, you'll be in charge of your class schedule so it offers more flexibility. This alone can help a struggling parent save heaps of money.

Look Into Financial Aid

You might think that you have to work to earn every penny that goes towards your education. Think again! Many college programs will help pay for your school. Colleges offer financial aid, student grants, and other options that don't have to be paid back

Scholarships are another great option that is available for students in all different types of situations. You can also look into student loans which don't have to be paid back until 6 months after graduation. Make sure to do some of your own research and talk to someone from the student financial aid office of any possible schools.

Look for an Online College That Provides a Laptop

Most classes will require a laptop for your assignments. This can add on a hefty cost you're not able to afford. Some people might assume that they can't go to school at all without a computer. Nevertheless, there are online schools offering laptops everywhere and these schools offer you a loaner laptop or free laptop depending on your situation and their policies.

As you can see, you can be broke and still go back to school. If you follow the tips above, you'll save a huge chunk of money and hopefully be able to cut costs enough to be able to go back to school. This can help you achieve all of your educational and workplace-related goals.


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Going back to college. Great experience so far

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