June 29, 2017

Remember those long- forgotten days when one could work a summer job (or part-time through the school year) and literally have enough for that year's college tuition?  In our parent's day a student could earn enough in one 8-hour period to pay for one college credit ho...

June 19, 2017

I guess you can call this a VLOG more than a blog since I'll be answering the questions in a short video. These are the most popular questions I have gotten over the years about College Out of the Box. Watch the video for the answers!

1. Is College Out of the Box about...

June 14, 2017

Studies say that the average student spends over $1,200 a year on textbooks! A single textbook can easily cost $300 (or more)! Well, I refuse to pay that. As a matter of fact, I spent less than the average cost of ONE textbook on ALL of his books for my son's entire co...

June 11, 2017

Over the years I have acquired a running list of alternative ways to earn college credits- and the list keeps growing! Some are well-known, while others, not so much. Some credits are offered through different colleges, while others you need to set up an ACE account to...

June 7, 2017

Did you know that 1 in 3 students don't even make it to their sophomore year of college? 1/3 drop out after only one year of college! What is even worse is that one half never graduate! BUT even though they never got their degree they still owe the money they borrowed...

June 7, 2017

My son began earning college credits at age 12. Actually, it started off as a fluke. He decided he wanted to try to take a college computing course to see if he could pass it and we found a DSST test (kind of like a CLEP test) that offered just what he was looking for....

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