How to Go Back to School When You're Broke

Amanda Yarbrough By Amanda Yarbrough, 2nd Jun 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/156rkxej/
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If you don't have a lot of money, you might realize that it is time to make changes in your life. For example, you might want to find a better job so that you can bring in a better income, but you might have found that it's tough to do so if you don't have an education.

How to Go Back to School When You're Broke

If you don't have a lot of money, you might realize that it is time to make changes in your life. For example, you might want to find a better job so that you can bring in a better income, but you might have found that it's tough to do so if you don't have an education. Going back to school to earn a certification or degree might seem like the perfect option, but you might be afraid that you won't be able to go back to school if you don't have any money. You have probably heard that going to school can be expensive, and although this can be true in many situations, it doesn't have to be the case for you. These are a few tips for going back to school when you are broke.


Attend an Online School

Attending an online school can make schooling much more affordable. There are actually a few reasons why you can save money if you choose to attend an online school rather than a more traditional brick and mortar campus. For example, you won't have to worry about paying for gas or other transportation costs, since you'll be able to attend from home. You also won't have to worry about missing work, which can obviously cost you a lot of money. Lastly, if you are a parent who is worried about the cost of child care, you can attend from home and do your work around your child's schedule, such as during nap time. This can help you save a significant amount of money.


Look Into Financial Aid

Don't assume that you will have to come up with the money for your tuition and books by yourself. There are actually a lot of different programs out there that can help you pay for your schooling. For example, you can look into student grants, which can provide you with money for educational expenses that does not have to be paid back. You can also look into scholarships, which are available for students in all different types of situations. You can also look into student loans; although you will have to pay the money back, the interest rates are generally reasonable, and you can often defer your payments so that you don't have to pay them until six months after you graduate. You can do some of your own research online, or you can talk to someone from the financial aid office of the school that you are thinking about attending.


Look for a School That Provides a Laptop

If you don't have a computer, you might think that online schooling might not be an option for you. In fact, you might assume that you can't go to school at all without a computer. Luckily, there are online schools offering laptops out there, and these schools can provide you with the computer that you need to get your work done.

As you can see, you don't have to have a lot of money to go back to school. Instead, if you follow these tips, you can get back in school without having to spend a lot of money at all. This can help you achieve all of your educational and workplace-related goals.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
3rd Jun 2015 (#)

It boils down to our motivation to advance in career and to earn more. Online education is catching up with even top schools joining in. Uplifting post, thanks Amanda - siva

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