Did you know that the classic or traditional four-year college or university that could run you upwards of $20000 or more per semester, My friends that is a lot of money for a single parent to layout, let alone those of you who are married with dual incomes, a mortgage, more than one child, car payment, insurance, and basic living expenses? It can be very expensive, and you should not have to mortgage your home to pay for your child’s education.
Although it is expensive there are ways that your child can get that BA degree without paying an arm and a leg for it. When I started working I had a high school education, my father had passed away when I was 14 and my mother was left with four children to raise by herself. I learned at an early age not to expect anything from Mom because she could not afford any of the luxuries that my friends had. I was blessed with getting a job with the Department of the Army as a civilian before they were so intent on degrees. I learned from my colleagues that the only way for advancement within the Federal Government was by obtaining at least a BA degree, and that is what I did for myself, in order to better support my young son.
There is the option of private tuition that is really affordable and can save you a lot. You can communicate with your private tutor as you create a tuition assignment telegram account. This way you get to study at any time you like with your tutor.
I wrote an ebook on this subject, but I want to give you some tips on how to allow your child to get an education without you having to go into debt. Start early, there is a program called U-Promise http://www.upromise.com/, on this program you get everyone you know to sign up for your child, aunts, uncles, friends, grandparents, etc they all use this card when they purchase from McDonald’s, Wendy, and hundreds of other places, the pennies add up and when your child is ready to go to college he or she has a nice chunk of cash.
Talk to your child early, get him or her involved in student activities, the more that they are involved the more options are available for scholarships. Many high schools allow their Juniors and Seniors to take classes at the local community college. Don’t frown on this, those college credits come at a discount because your child is still in high school, so those credits are sometimes 50% off the normal cost of a college and they are transferable to an Accredited College.
Don’t overlook community colleges, many are teamed up with a four-year college, det your primary credits or lower-level credits at a junior college, almost always these credits are half if not more discounted than a traditional college. In some states they are in need of teachers, Maryland is one of those states, there are programs that the state will pay for the education of your child as long as he or she signs an agreement to work as a teacher in that state for a set number of years. This is a good deal because your child is getting an education that you do not have to pay for.
Look at online courses, these are great for the child that has to work or for any working adult that needs to complete their education. Write a portfolio on your life experiences, there are colleges that accept these and you get three to six credits for your working knowledge.
Honestly, it is not hard to get a college education without mortgaging your home. Also as soon as your child gets into the 11th-grade start filling out the FAFSA as soon as possible,
If you need more ideas please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’ve done a lot of research on this and it has helped me.
Take care and good luck.