Fortune 500 Companies are some of the most privileged groups of people on Earth. These companies make a combined hundreds of trillions of dollars per year, every year.
As such, many — if not all — provide much needed financial aid to the student of higher education that most students are not aware of.
This post is to make aware of this fact, and take advantage of it.
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Getting loan-free tuition from these people is as easy as asking for it.
What is in it for them?Let’s think about it.
- It is a tax write off.
- Giving money to students alleviates some of their tax burdens.
- These huge companies pay less taxes when they help students pay their tuition.
- It makes them look good.
- These entities can prance around and brag about how many students they helped in one given year.
- It encourages the person receiving the help to apply and work for the entity that helped them.
Fortune 500 Companies provide the loan free help in the following ways:
- Work study
- Loan forgiveness plans
Scholarships and Grants
Scholarships and grants are terms that are used interchangeably. When you ask about these two loan-free funds, be specific. A lot of the companies have both plans available in their repertoire of financial assistance.
Internships and Fellowships
The best way to describe these two plans is to say it is working for the company by getting experience that will be useful at that company or one similar to it. Internships do not always mean you get a paycheck.
In addition, the work is short lived. The plus side is if the boss likes the way you work, you may get offered a job.
Work study plans allow the student to work while taking classes. In some instances, your entire tuition is paid by the company because you work full-time or part-time for them.
The first step to discovering which company has any or all of these benevolent activities is to call or send an email. Chances are, you will not reach the person that is responsible for the plan. Yet, the person answering the phone or responding to the email may be able to direct you to the person that can help you.
The secretaries of these big companies have to sift through emails all day. It may take some time to get to yours.
Once again, be persistent. Persistence beats resistance.
Rename the following words six ways: Fortune Five Comp Pay for Your College.
Scholars Fund has come across a list of the most recent Fortune Five Hundred Companies.
Start your search for loan free tuition help by doing the following:
Call or email the company and ask “Does company X provide tuition assistance in the form of…” (add the list above).
The person on the other end of the line may try to steer you towards applying for a loan. Avoid that like a plague! Redirect the person and ask about the loan-free tuition assistance list above. Ask that you be sent an application to apply for their loan free tuition assistance. It is just that simple.
Keep in mind, when you receive that application, Scholars Fund has EXPERTISE in helping students win the funds.
The company more than likely will not tell you HOW to apply. Scholars Fund does just that.
We suggest you inquire about ALL of the companies.
It is not hard to send a simple email of inquiry. If you send a few each day you will be amazed at how quickly you get through that list. You will find the list of Fortune Five Hundred Companies here.
Please let us know how you fair with the search.