Lower College Costs! How I Saved 50k on a Bachelor's Degree
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Lower College Costs! How I Saved 50k on a Bachelor's Degree

The 2014-15 average bachelor's cost was $71,697 - not including room & board. Enroll & learn ways I found to save money!
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171 students enrolled
Created by Nicole Hernandez
Last updated 7/2015
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 hours on-demand audio
  • 1 Article
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know how to save $50,000 on a college degree.
  • Create more than one plan which allows them to complete college at a savings.
  • Achieve the dream of getting a degree without the massive debt.
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  • Basic knowledge of what college is and why people go there.
  • Ability to read optional PDF documents.
  • Ability to access the web and view optional suggested links.

Do need to get a college degree, but keep worrying about the cost?

Have you delayed getting the education you need, because you are afraid you won't be able to afford the schooling or the loans?

When you hear things like, the average tuition cost for a 4-year degree is over $70,000 (not including room and board)... do you just shut down and think you can't possibly get a degree?

In this course, you'll learn how to get an affordable, accredited education!

You'll learn how to save money on a bachelor's degree in many different ways throughout this course.

Don't worry, we won't focus only on the 'super special people' with amazing grades or unique heritage that gets them great scholarships.

Most of the methods we'll talk about in the course are things that can work for everyone and anyone!

You won't just learn one magic-bullet way of achieving your education goals – everyone is unique and I understand that.

That's why we're going to talk about multiple ways and you'll be able to pick the one that works best for your lifestyle.

I'm not just any teacher, I've followed my own advice and spent less than half of what the average person spends on a bachelor's degree tuition to get both a bachelor's and a master's degree!

You'll have an experienced guide lead you along the way through several options that may work for you.

You owe it to yourself to give it a try!

Who is the target audience?
  • Youth planning to go to college
  • Parents with children planning to go to college.
  • Adults planning to return to or begin college.
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Curriculum For This Course
40 Lectures
Getting Started with the Course
5 Lectures 07:42

Welcome to the course! In this video we will talk about the benefits of the course, who the course is directed at, and what the average American spends on college.

Preview 03:21

Some people prefer to be able to have access to a printable version of the course. This is nearly 100 pages of follow along screens for you to refer to.

Course Bonus: Follow Along Screens
98 pages

If you have a printer available, I highly suggest that you print out these sheets to use during the course. There is space to take notes during the lectures so that you don't forget anything you thought of along the way.

Course Bonus: Printable Note-taking Sheets
34 pages

To Get the Audio Version
Going to College Abroad!
5 Lectures 06:38

In this video you'll learn about the options for going to school internationally in Scandanavia.

Preview 02:54

This video will go over some options you have to study free or low cost in Europe.

College Overseas - Europe

In this video, we'll go over 2 great programs available in Japan and one in China.

College Overseas - Asia

This video will summarize why it can benefit you to go to college overseas.

College Overseas - Summary

List of International Colleges Working with USA Federal Financial Aid
25 pages
Going to College In-State or Out-of-State
3 Lectures 09:31

This video will explain the difference between in-state college and out-of-state college.

Going to School In-State

This video will show you a way to get in-state tuition while going to school out of state.

Out-of-State - Your degree isn't available in-state

This video will go over some tuition myths, particularly those associated with residency status and dependent or independent status.

Out-of-State - Tuition Myths & Independent Status
Going to School Even Closer to Home
6 Lectures 43:45

This video will talk about the benefits of going to school at a local community (junior) college.

Going to School at a Local Community or Junior College

This video will talk about why transferring and pre-planned degree programs are important.

Course Transferring and Degree Plans

This video attempts to dispell some of the myths around junior college.

A Word about Junior Colleges - Myths versus Reality

This video will go over the 'real' college experience, versus the marketing ploy.

Choice Words about the "College Experience"

This video will talk about online schools and how to understand accreditation.

Online Schools and the Accreditation Talk

This video will talk about the importance of finding an online school that best fits your learning personality.

Online Schools that Fit Your Personality
Other Ways School Choice Can Save Money
2 Lectures 08:24

This video will talk about scholarships that are not-competitive.

Guaranteed Scholarships - The partial or full ride

This video will talk about waivers and how they work.

Income Based Need Waivers of Tuition and Other costs
Testing Out
4 Lectures 27:45

This video covers the basics of what testing out is and some of the most commonly accepted forms of it.

The Basics of Testing Out

This video goes into some of the benefits of testing out, and how to use testing out strategically.

Benefits of Testing Out

This video explains how the exams are scored and how to prepare for them.

Scoring Systems for Testing Out

This video goes into how these exams become recommendations for credit in the first place.

FAQ's About Testing Out
The Big 3
2 Lectures 16:35

This video talks about some places you can go to school that will accept an unlimited amount of exam credit.

No Limits on Exam Credit

This video walks you through an example degree plan at one of the Big 3 schools.

An Example Plan
Student Loans and Repayment
1 Lecture 05:26

This video will cover what happens to your student loans after you stop attending college.

Finishing Your Degree and Repayment
Wrapping up the course
1 Lecture 03:36
Wrap up and Goodbye!
Course Bonus: Audio version for download
11 Lectures 02:06:08
Audio Content: Sections 1 & 2

Audio Content: Section 3

Audio Content: Section 4.1

Audio Content: Section 4.2

Audio Content: Section 4.3

Audio Content: Section 5

Audio Content: Section 6.1

Audio Content: Section 6.2

Audio Content: Section 7.1

Audio Content: Section 7.2

Audio Content: Sections 8 & 9
About the Instructor
Nicole Hernandez
5.0 Average rating
4 Reviews
171 Students
1 Course
Business owner, publisher, educator

Nicole Hernandez has been an internet business entrepreneur for 15 years. She has run a software development company, a technology recruiting agency, and an early stage print on demand business in the past. Nowadays, she spends most of her time juggling a web development firm, a publishing company, editing work, and multiple blogs. Most recently she has embarked on a project to create an online home-school curriculum, which is still in development.

Nicole has received a Bachelors in Accounting, and a Masters of Business Administration (Information Technology concentration) from Western Governors University. She holds numerous additional industry certifications, as well as personal development certificates. She is a published non-fiction author, has edited 6 published books, and published hundreds of non-fiction articles in the technology and business sectors.

When not doing those things, she is spending time with her family in Texas, homeschooling her children, constantly working on her pile of classics reading, and keeping up with all things political and liberty loving.