As my kid gets closer to heading to college, I’ve been thinking more and more about how to pay for it. My kid isn’t a trust fund child, we are an average middle class family, he’s not a stellar athlete, and he’s not an academic genius. So what can we do to make sure he gets through college without accumulating a large amount of debt? After doing some research, I’ve been encouraged by the scholarship possibilities that are out there and I wonder how possible it would be to send my kid to college without having to pay for any of it! In other words, I’m figuring out how to go to college for free – and I want to share with you a few things that I’ve learned.
Even if you aren’t a trust fund child or your parents aren’t extremely wealthy, you still might be able to leave college without a giant pile of student debt. Did you know that you don’t even have to be a genius in order to qualify for a great many no essay college scholarships that are out there? Tons of the scholarship contests don’t even have certain income requirements, and many of them do not require that an essay be written in order to qualify. [Read more…]