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32 Free Resources to Help You Go Back to College as an Adult, Save Money and Make the Most Out of Your Time

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We’ve dedicated a great effort towards our blog to make sure you have the necessary tools to integrate higher education in your busy life, despite the obstacles that stand in your way.

 

Here are some of the free guides we’ve prepared for to pave the pathway towards success:

 

How to Deal with the High Costs of Higher Education (and Even Get a Tuition-Free Degree)

 

Let’s face it, a university degree can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out these hacks to save on costs, and maybe even get yourself a tuition-free degree. Scroll further down, and you’ll also find links to multiple scholarships.

 

How New Students Can Avoid the Growing Student Loan Debt Crisis

How Students are Coping with Higher Textbook Prices

How Today’s Degree Seekers are Turning to Free Universities in Europe and Online

Five Ways to Get a Tuition-Free Degree

 

How to Take Control of Your Money, So You Can Afford a University Degree

 

If you’re considering going back to college, take some time to plan the financial changes that come along with it. If you’re well prepared, going back to college could be within your reach (and again, we listed multiple resources to obtain a scholarship below, so make sure you keep reading).

 

Recovering from Student Debt: Useful Tips

A Guide to Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

9 Smart Personal Finance Tips for College Students

8 Personal Finance Blogs for Parents of College-Bound Students

 

Tips for Going Back to School as an Adult, and How to Find the Courage to Change Careers

 

Going back to school as an adult may seem a bit more daunting as you may have more responsibilities than you did 10 or 30 years ago. But thousands of our students do it every day, so check out these tips – and don’t miss the interview with our health science student who’s also a grandma, to remind yourself that it’s never too late.

 

Tips for Going Back to School as an Adult

How to Change Careers at 30, 40, 50+

How to Study Math After 20 Years

How to Discover Your True Career Path and Find the Courage to Change Careers

Interview with Shirley Zook, Health Science Student at UoPeople and a Grandmother

 

How to Develop Useful Study Habits and Take Control of Your Time

 

There are only 24 hours in a day, but if you learn to master your time management skills and become a more efficient student, you might discover you have more time than you think. It can take time to practice and strengthen those productivity muscles, so start now with these helpful guides.

 

Balancing Work and School: 7 Ways to Make Your Life Saner

Stuck in a Rut? Here are 7 Productivity Hacks to Help You Focus

5 Bad Study Habits to Drop and 4 Good Ones to Keep

5 Study Skills and Techniques for Students Who Want to Succeed in College

 

How to Set Yourself for Success in the Workforce, While You’re Still a Student and as Soon as You Graduate

 

Don’t wait until you graduate to start building your professional network. Here’s how you can do it even while you’re still a student, and even with no experience in your soon-to-be-industry.

 

12 Networking Tips for Students Who Want to Get the Best Jobs

How to Network on Social Media (Even if You’re Still a Student)

7 Job Hunting Tips for College Grads Who Want a Great Job

 

Offline Universities vs. Online Universities

 

You’ve already learned from the latter that University of the People is an online (American accredited) university, but what’s the real difference between online universities and offline, traditional ones? And how do you make friends if everyone studies from their own homes across the globe? Will your online degree be relevant where you live?

 

Here are the answers to these questions, and a few more.

 

Online Colleges vs. Traditional Colleges

Why Study Abroad When You Can Get a Degree Online?

Is Online Learning Right for You? 5 Characteristics of a Good Online Learner

5 Benefits of Group Work in Online Courses and Degrees

Making Friends in an Online College

Will My Degree Be Relevant in My Country?

 

Affordable US Universities for Local and International Students, Universities that Give Undocumented Students a Chance, and Breaking Down the Barriers that Stand Between You and Higher Education

 

Not all traditional universities are expensive. Some of them go the extra mile to make sure all students are welcome; whether students can afford expensive tuition fees, or whether they hold undocumented status, citizenship or student visas.

 

7 Affordable USA Universities for International Students

US States that Offer In-State Tuition Rates to Undocumented Students (and What to Do if Your State Isn’t One of Them)

How University of the People is Breaking Down the Barriers to Higher Education

 

How to Cover Your Tuition with Scholarships

 

If you need financial aid to get your university degree completed, here are 3 links filled with resources. They by no means cover all the available scholarships in the United States, let alone across the world, but they’re definitely a good place to start!

 

7 Great Scholarships for Single Moms

New York’s New Initiative to Provide Tuition-Free College Education

Also, click here for a range of scholarships available for University of the People’s students