Tuesday, March 27, 2018

How to Use This Spring and Summer to Pay for College

If you snooze, you lose. Now is the time to find a summer enrichment course for your elementary, middle and/or high school student. Colleges have made their plans. Now it’s time to make yours. Families who do the research, and find summer enrichment courses for their children in colleges and universities will end up paying less for college. Yes, that’s right. Scholarships are awarded to students who have taken college enrichment courses at a much higher rate than those who have not.

Last week I received a catalogue in the mail from my local community college. It was entitled College for Kids. It contains over 40 pages of courses aimed at children from 3 to 18. There are classes for every type of child, and dozens of subjects. These programs exist in universities too. Just look online. These programs look fabulous on college and scholarship applications.  

The prices range from not very much to lots more, but they’re nowhere near what college courses will run after high school graduation. But if you don’t want or can’t spend money right now, there are free programs at many colleges and universities. Greenlight has a list of hundreds of free college courses for summer 2018 at, Summer Programs with Financial Aid. Check them out, find what your child will enjoy, apply. These classes will add the most important item to his/her college scholarship application, summer college enrichment courses.

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