9 ways to attend college for free
Have your employer foot the bill
A survey of benefit plans for 4,500 companies by pension fund administrator Benefits USA found 76 percent of firms offer tuition reimbursement to some employees. Approximately one in three companies offer reimbursement to workers at any level.
"With employee reimbursement, you have to study in your field," says Carol Stewart, author of "Looking for Scholarships." "If you're thinking about being a film producer, I would be surprised if an engineering firm paid for that." To find out if your company offers reimbursement, talk to your human resources director.