Financing Your Education & Training
Financing for College
- Costs may include tuition, fees, books, tools, supplies, room and board.. plus transportation
- It is important to start planning early
- the more education and training you have, the more money you'll be able to earn during your lifetime
State and federal agencies, corporations, various organizations, or private individuals provide aid to education in varying amounts of financial aid.
~Given to students for academic achievements; leadership potential, etc.
~They do not have to be repaid.
~Some may require you to work for several years after you have completed school.
~Government grants are based primarily on need.
Cut Your Costs
Regardless of the amount of funds you have available, making your money go further can help you achieve more of your goals.
Earning exam credits
- some educational services give college credits to individuals who pass examinations rather than taking the course
- many colleges and universities throughout the United States recognize these credits
Attend a Publicly-funded school
- you can avoid higher out-of-state tuition by going to a college that is located in your state
- if you attend a community college you can cut costs by living at home
Complete your college degree early.
- enroll in as many classes per semester or quarter as you can handle.
- earn college credit while still in high school
- many degrees can be finished in three-and-one-half rather than four years.