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Youth and Education news
Volume 2    May 2011

9 Ways to Attend College for Free
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Despite today's terrible economy, students who need money for college have many options.

Grants and Prizes.
Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. You'll improve your chances.
Focus on local prizes. You'll qualify for more scholarships in your home state.
Look to local organizations.
Ask your school guidance counselor.
Start searching for scholarships before your senior year. Awards are available for all high school levels.
Give Service to Your Country
The U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force, Military, Merchant Marine and Naval Academies pay tuition for students who serve after college.
Cash is also available through ROTC programs..
AmeriCorps offers awards in exchange for community work. Members receive a stipend while serving in the program.
Be in Demand
Students in high-needs fields could receive funds from National Organizations. These include for Teach for America, the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program and the National Institutes of Health.
Waive Your Costs
Tuition waivers are available for (current or former) military and talented students.
Some states offer waivers for adopted and foster care children.
Other schools offer waivers for Native American students, senior citizens and dislocated workers.
Become an Apprentice
Apprenticeships sometimes cover tuition costs, provide a post-college job and offer a salary, too.
A list of available programs is available at the
Workforce One website
Have Your Employer Foot the Bill
Almost 76% of companies offer tuition reimbursement to employees.
Most reimburse workers at any level.
Work for the School
Schools may pay all or part of their employees' tuition costs.
Attend a Work College
Students in a work college pay lower tuition costs and gain work experience by holding down a part-time job at the school.
Choose a School That Pays for You
Focus on a single subject. Schools such as The Cooper Union, the Webb Institute and the Curtis Institute of Music academic programs but pay every student's tuition bill.

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