I Can’t Pay College – Can You?

Your Wallet On Lockdown

The economy depends on you no matter how much money you earn and it doesn’t matter if you have an education, a skilled job or even a college degree. There are so many people young and old wanting to create a better future for themselves by either taking college classes or going to a trade school to get the education they need to be successful.

Most people are not in the position to afford college tuition or cover the costs of a full time trade school to learn a new skill. Receiving a college degree or a certified trade school certificate is one of the best ways that you can secure your future. One problem you will hear people say is I can’t pay college and many take loans and windup in heavy debt for years after school.

No Education

There are many people in the world that only have a high school diploma and much of what they learn is through self teaching. Whenever it comes to making money in this world it doesn’t always require a big fancy education to earn the big bucks. There are many people who go on to start successful businesses or land decent jobs with benefits and a steady paycheck.

Nothing against anyone who did not opt for a college education or a trade school to learn a skill for a future life. Not everyone can afford to go to either school and many of you are already getting your wallet beat up by daily bill collectors. Believe me when I tell you it happens to so many people who don’t vest a future for themselves by way of educations.

It’s truly a sad set of events for anyone to attend a college or trade school these days, the price of either is a lesson in itself. A fancy education is not required for someone to be successful, there are many people who in life and business become very successful without an expensive education attached to their resume’.

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Trade Schools

I love skilled trades and I myself became skilled at many things over the years, my knowledge comes from past jobs and from self teachings through online courses and YouTube. Learning new things is something I love to do and in this age of technology you can teach yourself almost anything and much of it can be found online.

With today’s technology we have trade schools online that almost anyone can attend at a fairly reasonable tuition factor. These schools offer courses in just about every type of skilled trade you can imagine and they are all available for you. Unfortunately there is a downside, trying to find a job with a piece of paper and no actual work history in the related field.

The task of finding employment is not impossible, you’re starting an uphill battle but you might get lucky and find some work. An actual trade school you physically attend offers you a better chance for a job and some have job offers lined up as you earn your trade school certificate.

Trade schools are a good way to go instead of college, but they are still expensive and you still have living expenses while you attend the school. Keep in mind the average trade school degree costs $33,000., that’s expensive especially when you add on living costs while you earn your degree.

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A college education is available for many people in the world but not for everyone, some people are strapped by a financial reality of living paycheck to paycheck. There’s nothing wrong with a stellar education if you can afford the tuition expenses of attending college and all the other expenses that would accompany attending college.

I think the biggest hurdle for people looking to attend college is facing the mountain of debt required to get a degree today. The constant rise in college tuition is mind-numbing, when you think of a family with 3 children possibly attending colleges, it becomes parents financial nightmare.

The average bachelors degree in the US costs about $127,000 and in some cases that can be much higher with the prestigious colleges. An alarming sad statistic from the institute of education statistics recently released in a statement that an estimated 40% of attendees at a four-year college dropout before completing their degree.

Most everyone who falls within the 40% that did not finish their degree are still struggling under a huge mountain of debt. Getting a college education is not cheap, I know I can’t pay college at $127,000 and I certainly wouldn’t want to owe that much to anyone who’s charging interest on top of everything else.

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Education Alternatives

Everyday more people are looking for ways to do something instead of attending costly colleges or trade schools as was mentioned above. There are many scams online and many people will fall victim to those scams trying to make money online or they will buy a website to supposedly make instant money.

In many of the scam cases the amount of money each individual may have spent can reach into the thousands of dollars. Unfortunately scams are too real and there are so many scams types its scary, scams run into the billions on some listed annual reports.

The good news, there are many companies online that are legitimate sources for learning and almost anyone that’s interested can do it. These companies will offer some free initial training to get started and than require upgrading to the monthly premium to continue the learning.

What you can expect is a much less expensive way to educate yourself to become successful and the training at Wealthy Affiliate is bar none the best training available online. It is possible for you to make money while you learn at WA and the low price of WA is incredibly worth every penny.

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Affordable Education

Think of Wealthy Affiliate as an extremely affordable way to educate yourself for a very successful future internet income. The reason I can attest to this is that I’m a premium Top 200 member with Wealthy Affiliate and I can assure you Wealthy Affiliate is everything it claims to be and than some.

Wealthy Affiliate is not a get-rich-quick scam at all, it takes dedication and time to follow the training and educate yourself. As you progress through the program things become very clear and you learn exactly how to become a super affiliate. The training is very clear and easy enough to follow and you can repeat anytime you may have missed something important.

The fact is everyone is different and some people start seeing results in as early as three months while others up to nine months with six months time being the average to see results of your hard dedicated work. An experienced affiliate marketer will no doubt see results much quicker than new comers, but Wealthy Affiliate is for everyone.


For many of us Wealthy Affiliate is a way of life and we will remain premium members for many successful years to come. Instead of going into a mountain of debt, learn to become a super affiliate at Wealthy Affiliate and create your own success. With the ever expanding internet we have premium Wealthy Affiliate members from all over the world learning everyday.

The free version of Wealthy Affiliate will give you level one training containing 10 lessons and two free sites to promote. This training is great solid training but you need all seven levels of training to master what you need to understand and become a super affiliate

The monthly fee for Wealthy Affiliate is $49. a month and that includes up to 50 sites all securely hosted by Wealthy Affiliate. Some premium members myself included opt for a discounted yearly annual charge for Wealthy Affiliate instead of paying monthly. As you get a domain there will be an annual fee of under 15 bucks to lay claim to the dot com name you choose.

The community and support at Wealthy Affiliate is beyond outstanding and members will help you anytime, all you have to do is ask. If you haven’t yet signed up, you can start out free and start learning instantly and start changing your life today. Compare that to the cost of any formal training or education to WA and it’s a no brainier, Wealthy Affiliate is life changing.

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14 thoughts on “I Can’t Pay College – Can You?”

  1. Hi as someone that did not pursue higher education I can say confidently that you are accurate when you say there still ways to earn a decent living. Thinking outside the box is one of them. There are many ways to earn online if you believe in yourself and are willing to learn from a great site like WA. 

    1. I absolutely agree, I never completed my college, life got in the way at the time, but I did do two semesters. I always worked for others all of my life until I got so sick of it I opened my own company. I prefer my work online and I owe it all to everything I’ve learned from Wealthy Affiliate as I progressed through their awesome training. Wealthy Affiliate is not a get rich quick scam, it’s the real deal and takes time to learn the program and meet the community. Anyone can start free right now and get the 1st lesson free…

  2. Paying for college is kinda hard for me, i still have support from my parents so that has made it bearable. I had to decide to find an extra and comfortable source of income to support myself. Since i didnt learn a trade or a vocation i had to look to the internet. I had to be patient because there is a lot of scams out there but wealthy affliates has been a blessing

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  4. This is really wonderful piece of information on this article. Not everybody can actually pay for college and not everyone has a college degree. The fact remains that this is not a criteria to earn extra income online. Wealthy Affiliate is a place to learn and earn, be able to fend for yourself and become your own boss. Thank you for this review, really helpful. Good job. 

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  6. These days the employment landscape has changed as has the education you need to get on in the world. The old traditional means of getting ready to go out into the world are not as relevant as they once were. I know that I can’t pafor the costs of colleges these days, and most people cannot.

    They go into a lot of debt to get a degree that may or may not make them marketable. I have heard horror stories of people spending (or taking loans) for immense sums to get a degree, only to not be able to find a job once they have that piece of paper. 

    They are saddled with debt for years to come, with no chance of clearing that debt for 10, 15, or even 20 years! That scenario is much different than what I experienced. I joined the military, and they paid about 90% of my education costs over the years. 

    Most people these days do not want to go that route, and I understand. The military is not an easy course, and it can be deadly. Fortunately, as you so aptly write about, there is an alternative that will not require you to go into a lot of debt nor will it require 4 years to have success (or a piece of paper).

    If I were a youngster, getting ready to retire but needed some additional income, or was a stay-at-home Mom or Dad, I would check out the Wealthy Affiliate platform. It makes too much sense. My education cost a total of $100,000 (out of pocket $10,000).

    For MUCH less than that you can have up and running, and do it at any point in your life and from whatever position you find yourself in. This makes a lot more sense these days, and can also provide a lifestyle that is much more stress-free.

    Thanks for posting good advice to your readers, and I so totally agree with your assessment and recommendations! 

    1. Thanks for the great comment I really appreciate getting them. That’s what I love about Wealthy Affiliate, anyone can join and learn at their own pace. The best part is it’s free to start with so anyone can see what’s inside. I have family members paying off school loans right now with payments the size of a mortgage.

  7. Your write up is really inspiring. I just joined the wealth affiliate, and so far it’s being awesome. It looked like success was handed to me, I’m glad i joined and I’ve got the feeling that I’m headed to the right direction.

    There is nothing like financial freedom and this platform guarantees that, with your dedication.

    Nice write up John

    1. Glad your on board with Wealthy Affiliate, to me it’s the best way to learn affiliate marketing period. Thanks for the great comment, I appreciate getting them. Best Wishes

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