Need Money For College? Ask The Boss.

Finally your time has come…you got in! Time to get that diploma and a great future awaits. Maybe you just finished high school or you have the time to finish something you started a long time ago. Either way, you need money for college.

You want to know a great place to look for those greenbacks? Do you have a job now? Try asking your company. You can look into company benefits like release time, continuing ed, and tuition assistance programs that all will provide nearly free money for college. You probably just need to commit to stay with the company for a while.

No Tuition Assistance Programs?

And if you don’t find any programs? No tuition payment programs? Even if you work for a small company, you can try one more idea: go direct. Take your case for college tuition and book money to the boss directly.

Before you decide I’m off my rocker, consider the reasons you may have on your side. First, you are a valued employee, right? If you leave for college with no plans to come back, you will have to be replaced. Filling any position takes time and money. And if your supervisor can keep your experience and you can get your work done while you go to school, even part time, then you have chance of receiving some of that needed money for college.

Giving you tuition assistance would prevent having to advertise, interview, or train a new person. And the money you need may not cost as much to your company as it does to you. The company might get a tax write off for helping you.

And think of the benefit to your employer in terms of selling. Once you have a degree, they may use that in advertising or presentations to customers. Your education could help them out. I actually know of a local company in my area that uses employee diplomas in their advertising, to show that degreed designers make their products. It adds to the perception of quality and safety.

College Money Programs Abound

Most medium and large companies have some sort of education plan that gives you the money for college you need to allow you to improve your skills, but many people never look and never take advantage of it.

Give it a shot. Eventually you will be rewarded for your persistence. And what if your company won’t help? You could try a different job. Beyond that, you can find other ways to pay for school like a student loan. Keep looking. There is a way to get that degree and have a better life.

For more information on financial aid, download my short report now in Adobe Reader PDF format. Or download my free grants ebook and learn about dozens of sources of government grants for college students looking for free money.

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