Work for the school
Schools charge students tuition, but they usually don't for employees. "This is a great option, especially for older students with job experience," says Reyna Gobel, author of "Graduation Debt." "If you're 18, you might not qualify for a job that provides (tuition) benefits."
Schools typically provide benefits for full-time workers and sometimes require a certain level of experience, Gobel says. Future students can find out about their school's policy by calling the admissions office.