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Juanita Shaw

The first step you need to take is deciding on what school you are going to go. Will it be an online school or an actual professor led class. This will make it a little easier when determining how you will pay for the school. The government has tuition grants like the pell grant that doesn't require you to pay it back. If you go to:


https://fafsa.ed.gov/

this is a website that allows you to sign up for federal student aid. I know many younger students take out student loans, but if you fall within certain income limitations then you may be eligible for these grants. It is way better to finish school debt free than to have to worry about paying for a loan right out of graduation.

Another opportunity afforded to you is the military. You can do a 4 year obligated tour and get a G.I Bill which will pay for your schooling. There are certain instances where people who had huge student loans have come into the military under a program that paid their entire loan with exception of the interest. You will have to specifically request this if you went to talk to a military recruiter, so they know exactly what you are looking for.

There are scholarships out there that can be valuable to you as well. Don't get hung up on these websites that charge you to find scholarships. A simple Google search can be a powerful tool. Most of the time, you may find a scholarship that fits you, you just have to be committed to ensuring you follow that requirements for that scholarship. If they want you to have 3 reference letters and to write an essay..... do it!!

When it comes to financing education, there are so many free avenues, but the problem is that most people don't want to do the work that is required. Stay focused and stay committed.

Answered 2 years ago

Juanita Shaw