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  UNCONVENTIONAL WAYS TO PAY FOR COLLEGE
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UNCONVENTIONAL WAYS
TO PAY FOR COLLEGE
Here are some creative ways for you to pay for college. We will constantly expand this section so you can continue to think out of the box when it comes to paying for your education.


Back Rate -Gives 7 alternative ways to pay for college such as when accelerating your career, being a transfer student, etc.

Blogher -Gives Unconventional Ways to Make Extra Cash such as donating plasma, turning your home into a temporary hotel, run errands to pay, etc.

ChipIn -ChipIn’s mission is to make it easy to collect money. It enables users to organize group payments and fundraisers (“ChipIns”) in a quick, easy, and secure way. ChipIn also make it simple for organizers to publicize their “ChipIns” by providing powerful fundraising widgets that can be embedded in social media.

Financial Edge -Gives 14 Unconventional Ways For Students To Make Money such as being a tutor, Sell Stuff, Blog, Design school stuff, and so on.

Grade Fund - A wonderful option for you to raise money. Set up an account and upload your transcripts then send invitations to your family, friends and other sponsors who then set up donations tied to your grades. Corporations can donate to you too! They charge a small transaction fee.

Help Me Pay My Loans -Gives Alternative and Innovative Ways to Pay for College such as Starting your own blog or website, Charity for debt, and so on.

Lending Tree - Gives you 7 unconventional ways to pay for college. “Get creative and you won’t be hemorrhaging cash”.

Iduka -An organization that promotes micro lending to pay for college education. Loans are up to $3,000. It works primarily in the following Florida counties Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, and Martin.

Lily's List Student Loan Network -A wonderful website for students to register their loan for a small annual fee, and have families, friends and anonymous donors make deposits to help them pay their student loans.

People Capital -A peer-to-peer or social lending that allows lenders and borrowers to find one another without involving a traditional financial institution. In the auction process, lenders who offer the lowest interest rate "win" borrowers loans. They focus on lending money to students.

Prosper -The largest peer-to-peer lending for all kinds of loan needs: vehicles, business, home improvement, weddings, etc. Your family and friends can also bid for your loan.

Scholarship for undocumented students -The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and the Fund for Public Advocacy released the DREAM Fellowship Program application, as part of a new initiative that will provide 10 exceptional undocumented students with CUNY scholarships of $2000 each and the opportunity to participate in an internship and leadership development program. Internships will be with organizations that educate and empower immigrant families across New York City.
If you are undocumented, here is a list of resources for funding.

Unithrive -A nonprofit organization that enables Harvard students take out a loan of between $500 and $2000 a semester from alumni lenders. The loans have zero% interest. Students communicate with their donors several times a year about their progress and they repay their loans within five years after graduation. Plans are in place to expand the program to other universities across the country.

Untwisted Vortex -Gives 7 Creative and Unconventional Ways to Get Financial Aid for College such as looking for company scholarships, looking for organizational scholarships, getting your boss to pay, etc.

Virgin Money -From the same company that brought us Virgin Atlantic, is a good way to explore social lending. It helps you get loans from people you know by structuring a contract that is acceptable by you and your lender that preserves the relationship. They charge a small fee.



BOOKS
 

501 Ways for Adult Students to Pay for College by Gen Tanabe (Supercollege, Llc; 2nd edition (September 1, 2006)
   

Cost Effective College: Creative Ways to Pay for College and Stay Out of Debt by Gordon Wadsworth (Moody Publishers; 1st Printing edition (July 1, 2000)
   

Free $ for College for Dummies by David Rosen & Caryn Mladen (For Dummies; 1st edition (June 1, 2003)
   

How to Go to College Almost for Free by Ben Kaplan (Collins Reference; 2 edition (September 18, 2001)
   

Sallie Mae How to Pay for College: A Practical Guide for Families by Gen Tanabe & Kelly Tanabe (Supercollege, LLC (June 1, 2005)
   

The Mars Run by Christopher Gerrib (Lulu.com (October 21, 2006)
   


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