Published on 07-24-2016 01:22 PM
This article first appeared at LetsHomeschoolHighschool.com and is reprinted here with permission for High School Homeschool Month.
Is that even possible? With the insatiable rising costs of higher education, the idea of college for many graduates is becoming a distant dream. Who wants to graduate with a pile of school loan debt that will take half a lifetime to pay off? What if there were ways to get through college and be debt free? Well, thereís good news! There ARE ways, and they arenít as difficult as you may think!
- While in high school, take as many dual-credit courses as you can. Make sure that those courses will be recognized by the college you plan to attend in the future.
- Do test prep, and take the SAT or ACT as many times as you need to in order to attain your state scholarship level. You see, each time you take the ACT or SAT you get a little more relaxed and you test at your true levels. For example, in our home state of Georgia you need to graduate from an eligible high school with a 3.0 GPA OR obtain an 80th percentile on the SAT or ACT. In most cases, if the student attends a state college, the scholarship will cover 80% of the cost. Of course, if your student gets a higher score on the SAT or ACT, there are other state scholarships that will