Experience is everything, however training never hurts either! Weather you make the decision to go to a traditional college or trade school, the question most people ask is “How am I going to pay for this.” Education is expensive, however it shouldn’t be a show stopper for you. There are many ways for you to go to school.
Get a student loan.
Most times you won’t have to start paying on your student loan until you start working. However, you will still be accruing interest so don’t defer if for too long!
Get a Grant
Most grands are federally funded and you won’t have to pay them back!
Get Federal Student Aid for low income families
You won’t have to pay back a FASFA grant! However, its mostly for low income households. However, you will be surprised what they consider “low income” You just might qualify!
Get a Scholarship
There are so many companies and organizations that hand out scholarships. They range from a few hundred dollars to thousands! Apply for as many as you think you qualify for! Its a numbers game and it doesn’t cost anything to apply!
Pay as you go
There have been many people who have put themselves through school by working night jobs. Its hard and you’ll be burning the candle at both ends, but its doable. If you go this route, it might take you a little longer to graduate so be sure to not give up on the grants, loans and scholarships!
Also a way to get additional training while going to school is to INTERN at a company. Of course these are mostly no-paying, however you will bet valuable experience and most companies end up hiring their interns!