9781617601262

501 Ways for Adult Students to Pay for College Going Back to School Without Going Broke

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  • ISBN13:

    9781617601262

  • ISBN10:

    1617601268

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-05-16
  • Publisher: SuperCollege

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Summary

Adults can find the means to go back to school despite the pressures of work, family, and a mortgage with this guide to funding continued education. With expanded information on online and distance learning and part-time classes and new financial aid, loan, and scholarship opportunities, this updated resource teaches adult students how to find and win scholarships designed especially for them, obtain financial support from employers, get financial aid for distance learning, receive larger financial aid packages, take advantage of educational tax breaks, trade tuition costs for volunteer service, and cancel education debts with loan forgiveness programs. Twenty firsthand anecdotes inspire adult students with creative and unusual ways to pay for their education.

Author Biography

Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe won more than $100,000 in merit-based scholarships to graduate from Harvard debt-free. They are the authors of 14 books including The Ultimate Scholarship Book, How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay, and Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays. They tour the country as speakers on college planning and live in the Bay Area, California.

Table of Contents

1. Get the Money You Need
2. The Best Places to Find Scholarships for Adults
3. Scholarships Just for Adult Students
4. Maximize Your Federal Financial Aid
5. Borrowing the Money You Need
6. Money from Your State
7. Money from Your College
8. Get Your Employer to Pay
9. Take Advantage of Retraining Programs
10. Earn Credit for Life Experiences
11. Be a Part-Time Student
12. Smart Saving Strategies for College
13. Tax Breaks for Students
14. Loan Forgiveness Programs
15. Military Education Benefits
16. Avoid Financial Aid Scams
17. You Can Do It
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