How do You Pay for College When You Can't Pay for College?
October 6, 2011 6:39 PM Subscribe
Hypothetical: You're young, black, trying to go to an arts college, and can't pay for it out of pocket. How do I turn that frown upside down?
posted by Poppa Bear to Work & Money (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Okay. There's money out there to get people into school. At least, that's what the conventional wisdom is. But help me understand: where can a young black man find financial aide, of varying stripes, to get him into art school? It seems like it must be daunting enough to keep a significant number of people away from that money, if it exists. Assume his family is financially unable to help.
I feel like this must be doable if you know how to navigate the system(s), but I never had to go outside my family to pay for college, and really want (need) to understand how this works for *cough* the 99%. Thanks in advance!