– Scholarships. Do not just rely on your school for scholarship information since there are opportunities they don’t know about. For example, a student recently told me about a scholarship program sponsored by the property management company overseeing the apartment complex where she lives.
– Finding a job could be part of your strategy to fund your HBCU college experience. Although the US economy is in a recession, there are part-time jobs available for college students, especially with employers wanting to keep labor costs down.
– Consider public or state funded colleges vs. private colleges. Tuition is definitely lower for in state students.
– Negotiate full or partial tuition reimbursement with your current employer. Many companies will support the cost of additional education and relevant training if they see your education as an asset to the company. You won’t know until you ask.