Introducing…Top Ten Posts For Frugal Scholars

Introducing...Top Ten Posts For Frugal Scholars
Trying to find useful in-depth articles about completing college frugally can be quite difficult.  Therefore, in order to make it easier for you, Debt-free Scholar (this blog) is now hosting a once-a-month contest for the top posts related to frugal scholars.  Any blog can enter.  Of all the entries, only the top ten will be ...

Book Review: American Government (CQR)

Book Review: American Government (CQR)
Once a week I try to review some book related to college in order to lend some guidence to a field that has become completely overrun. So many people are writing test guides and college guides that it is easy to buy a book that is not useful and that will be occupying space on ...

12 Ways to Waste Money in College 23

12 Ways to Waste Money in College
The road through college is covered with sink holes waiting to be filled with your hard-earned dollars. Today, I will discuss twelve common ways that money is wasted in college. Dropping out of classes – College classes are expensive.  Quitting or failing college classes is even more expensive.  Just dropping one class a quarter can ...

4 Steps to Passing the CLEP 1

4 Steps to Passing the CLEP
What is a CLEP test? CLEP is the acronym for College Level Examination Program. This program is run by College Board, the same company that produces the SAT. CLEP tests give you college credit for knowledge you already possess. Whether you have learned a skill through on-the-job training, an internship, of independent study, you can ...

Big Changes! 1

Well, for the past week I have been working on a number of exciting changes. Today, they have all been completed! New Location – This blog has moved! We are no longer on a blogspot domain. Our new domain name is www.DebtFreeScholar.com. The old blog will still be around for a while, but all new ...

4 Debt-free Ways to Pay for College

Image Credit: scottwills With college costs climbing higher every year, how can anyone afford to pay for college? The fact is; most cannot. They have to get deep into depressing debt. However, you can pay for college without getting in debt…if you are willing to work hard. Below are four ways to pay for college ...

Using Your SAT Score Creatively

This is the last post in a four-part series on the SAT. “I have taken the SAT . . . what’s next?” You can use your SAT score in a variety of ways. Rather than only using your score to get into a college, you can use it to save money. A number of private ...

Review: Advanced Communication Series 1

Review: Advanced Communication Series
Once a week I try to review some book related to college in order to lend some guidance to a field that has become completely overrun. So many people are writing test guides and college guides that it is easy to buy a book that is not useful and that will be occupying space on ...

What to Expect on Test Day … and How to Prepare for It

Once you have finished studying for the SAT, you need to be ready for test day. Below is a chronological checklist to start the day before the test. Enjoy! Day Before Test Gather two #2 pencils and an eraser. Only partially sharpen your pencils. A perfectly sharp pencil will not fill in the answer bubbles ...

SAT Prep in 7 Steps

SAT Prep in 7 Steps
1. Take a practice test – Before you even begin studying for the SAT, take a practice test. This preliminary test will show you your weak and strong areas so that you will be able to plan the rest of you study time around your weak areas. There are a number of different practice tests ...