How To Pay A Whole Lot Less For College
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How To Pay A Whole Lot Less For College

The twelve best proven strategies to cut thousands of dollars from college costs.
4.8 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
29 students enrolled
Created by Paul Hemphill
Last updated 5/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • Use 12 proven strategies which any family can use to reduce expected college costs by at least $30,000, as well as how to pay half-price or less.
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How To Pay A Whole Lot Less For College goes a giant step further than the usual "paying for college" course: you learn how to pay a whole lot less. Getting more than you expect is the proven bonus feature of this course. Take this course so you can afford college without taking loans or going broke. The course is structured to allow you to jump around the different topics without the necessity of following a logical sequence. It's like overturning rocks at random and finding something of real value under each one. Topics are not dependent on each other like links in a chain. Like a valuable life-lesson, each can easily stand alone. Because each person's learning patterns are different, you can restrict yourself to the audio or to available pdf versions of the videos. Along with a mixture of undistracting humor in the videos, you can take a quiz after each section to spice up and validate what you have learned.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is ideal for parents who have no clue where to start the college planning process, most of which is figuring out how to pay for college. The parent who can easily pay will discover easy strategies on keeping costs down.
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
Student Debt: The Greatest Threat To A Student
2 Lectures 06:21

This video is a simple description of what to expect and what you will gain: lots of stress-reduction after realizing you can keep college costs under control without sacrificing retirement or going into debt.

Preview 01:56

Here's the biggest NEGATIVE of bad decisions BEFORE applying to college.

Preview 04:25

This is to determine if you can sense what is real.

The Term "Debt" - Let's Have Some Fun!
4 questions
How Uncle Sam And Colleges Calculate What You Pay
3 Lectures 06:40

Know your expected family contribution. Learn how the colleges determine what you can afford to spend.

Know your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

Separate from income, your assets are the only other factor that figure into how the colleges will penalize you when giving aid.

How assets are considered on the FAFSA

Separate from assets, you'll see how your income factors into how much aid you will qualify for. Even your child's income is a factor.

How colleges calculate income - terrific graphic

You will learn the financial aid formula in its simplest form.

EFC, Assets and Income
5 questions
What's The Real Cost Of College?
2 Lectures 06:36

You will witness the alarming cost of a private college compared to a public university.

Cost Of College - Reduce it to the cost of only ONE course

This quiz will determine if you remember wat was said in the video.

Cost Of College - Let's Have Some Fun!
2 questions

Here are 4 questions you absolutely must ask a college in order to know what you will pay today and next year. Your failure to ask these questions can result in a harmful consequence.

Four Questions That Nail It Down

This will help you focus on the right questions to ask.

What's The Real Cost Of College? Let's Have Some Fun!
4 questions
Five Powerful Ways To Pay A Whole Lot Less Now!
5 Lectures 16:30

What am I willing to pay = the most powerful question to ask before sending your child to college. The answer will empower you.

What Am I Willing To Pay?

Can taking summer courses save money? In addition to saving money, the summer offers an excellent opportunity to cut your future costs.

Can Taking Summer Courses Save Money?

Here are the advantages of hiring a private tutor and what you should be willing to pay.

Should You Hire A Tutor For SAT/ACT prep?

How do I make my kid pay for college expenses? Perhaps the greatest life-lesson in this course. And your child will not learn this from a single college professor.

Preview 02:20

Here's how to pay half-price for college, and there's a surprise that beat's the half-price model.

What's The Least I Can Spend For College?

Test your ability to accept how simple these steps really are!

5 Powerful Ways To Afford College! Let's Have Some Fun!
5 questions
Distant Colleges As Leverage, Or Pay Less
2 Lectures 06:23

The attachment that comes with this part of the course is "spot on" as to why attending college far away isi the best thing that could happen to your child. Sorry, mom.

Apply To Distant Colleges For More Money

Canada has some of the best colleges in North America @ 30-50% less than American colleges.

Preview 02:31

This quiz will test your ability to say "Yes!" to savings!

Apply to Far-Away Schools - Why?
3 questions
CLEP Tests
1 Lecture 06:49

You learn how to sign up for a test and the money you can save by passing a CLEP test.

Test Out Of A College Course & Save Thousands!

CLEP Tests
2 questions
College In 3 Years And Save $40,000?
1 Lecture 03:04
College In 3 Years: Why And How To Graduate Earlier

This quiz will test your ability to perceive the logic of saving on college costs.

Why complete college in 3 years?
3 questions
How Many Colleges Should Anyone Apply To?
1 Lecture 02:35
How Many Colleges Should Anyone Apply To As A Financial Strategy?

This quiz will reveal how many colleges you should apply to

How Many Colleges Should Anyone Apply To?
2 questions
The Appeal Letter - How To Ask For More Money!
2 Lectures 16:38
The Appeal Letter - How To Ask For More Money!

How To Get More Grants From The Colleges

This will test your ability to be gracious and humble.

The Appeal Letter - How To Ask For More Money!
7 questions
2 Lectures 09:32

Here's a step-by-step way to get more than one or two scholarships, with a great resource at the end.

How To Get A Scholarship - How About $100,000?

Scholarships You Don't Have To Apply For. Huh?

Discover what your child can do to make your retirement "a sure thing."

3 questions
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About the Instructor
Paul Hemphill
4.8 Average rating
9 Reviews
29 Students
1 Course
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I make high school students successful for the rest of their lives. I do it by teaching them the proven strategies that get them into their first-choice colleges, the same strategies that will provide life-lessons that will always be part of an individual's success formula. My approach is the "next level" in college planning.

I'm the most visible college conultant on TV stations from Boston to Washington, DC. As a professional marketing specialist for over 30 years, my admission formula makes a student irresistible to colleges before they see grades, test scores or sports ability, thereby increasing the chances for admission and merit aid.

My financial aid formula lowers the cost of college with practical and common sense strategies that fly in the face of the standard default loan strategies advocated by college and financial experts.

My first book, How To Win The College Game, reveals my many secrets to get into and to afford college. What some consider to be my trademark humor is evident throughout the book as I demonstrate how to benefit from getting around colleges' most deceitful practices.

My second book, Why You're Already A Leader, uses the battle of Gettysburg to prove, with 88 short stories, that leadership is in your DNA. Because leadership is the #1 quality sought by every college, I am the nation's only college consultant who can make your child look like a leader even if s/he is not engaged in one activity.

My third book, Gettysburg Lessons in the Digital Age, answers one question: "How can I benefit from what this person did at Gettysburg?" The book forces history to teach its most important life-lessons, and each student receives the ebook version for free.

My latest book, Planning For College, says one reviewer, is "endearing and hilarious." It includes the easiest way to look like a leader - a college's most desired trait in an applicant - with hardly any effort.

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