Apply to a Free or Cheap School
When you start researching or putting out applications to colleges, let me encourage you to include at least one or two free or cheap schools on your list.
Yes, you heard me right. Free or cheap. Even with massive ramp-ups in tuition inflation over recent years there exists a small pocket of colleges that don’t charge much tuition, if any. Though it sounds too good to be true, these institutions can afford not to charge typically because of a large endowment fund or by offsetting their costs through student labor agreements. Bucking the idea that “you only get what you pay for” many of these institutions’ programs are world-renowned and top-flight.
Researching them would take very little time given their relative rarity. And if you discover one or two to your liking why not take a chance and apply? Continue reading