1001 Ways to Pay for College

No, I am not going to outline 1001 ways in this post. But from time to time I will be providing several ways to help student pay for college that doesn’t include the federal loan program. These ideas are from the book, “1001 Ways to Pay for College” by Gen and Kelly Tanabe and will be paraphrased by me.

Reason # 299: Turn your community service into scholarship dollars- Community service makes you feel better. No doubt. But why not utilize your ‘feel good’ and do good attitude into dollars and cents for college tuition? Many scholarships in the community are based off of your involvement in the community. The Chargers scholarship, the Better Business Scholarship, the Target All-Around scholarship; all of these require community service. You can ask me for help in finding these types of scholarships, and with help in proofreading your essays. Click here to contact me.

Reason # 92: Don’t ignore local businesses big and small- Check with your local chamber of commerce to see about local business scholarships in your area. Businesses are always looking for ways to say thank you to their customers. They are also looking for creative ways to get tax breaks! One suggestion (apart from the book, this is 100% Nathan here) I might have is that you find businesses in the field that you are interested in (preferably passionate about) and simply ASK them for a scholarship. You might be surprised at what they are willing to offer you. And if they say NO the first time, go ask someone else. The thick skinned get the most scholarships.

Nathan Cornett

From: Cornett, Nathan
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 2:14 PM
To: ‘crystal_ricketts@yahoo.com’
Cc: Cary, Grace
Subject: Returning to class


You have financial aid ready to be disbursed, but you have a shortfall from your first Academic Year here, and it is important that you understand that you must return nearly 100% of any stipend you will be eligible for. If you agree to do this, we can get the hold lifted and get you back into class. Will you agree?

Nathan Cornett

Financial Services Advisor

Ashford University


866.974.5700 x2573

866.512.7607 fax




Higher education made affordableSM


About Nathan and Joanna Cornett

We are a from San Diego California, currently on a mission trip in Guatemala. Nathan has worked as a youth pastor, teen center director, college advisor, and now missionary. Joanna has worked at LaBahn's Landscape for 7 years in the field, sales, and as the Vice President, she started the Hispanic ministry at Foothills Church, and has worked in youth ministry, she is now working as a missionary. We are both passionate about youth, worship, and missions.

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