Friday, June 26, 2020
Debt free education
Some of you know from my courses I am a big advocate of staying out of debt. I try to sneak in a lesson, or at least bonus points activities about going through school debt free whenever I can. It should come as no surprise that this is one of my favorite podcasts. I recommend this to all my students: Undergraduates, graduates, advisees, in the cafeteria, randomly.
I do this because I love you, because I do not want you to be in bondage, because I want you to own your future, and I want you to experience the real freedom that comes with an education without strings. I have seen so many of you through my years at A-State, and so many before you wish they had heard this earlier. So let me say it loud and clear. You pay attention now, apply yourself. Listen to this podcast and use what you learn. Come see me if you don't understand, I will give you a hand grasping ideas and brainstorming options. The Financial Aid and Scholarships office is also there to help you, just remember loans, grants, and scholarships are three different things.
Keep your ear to the ground and do not miss out on program, department, and college scholarships. It is a shame when those go unused and you are going around borrowing money. Make it easier for future you! What other scholarship opportunities are out there? Share links in the comments so other students can see them. Share the wealth!