15 Ways to Cut College Costs


Jean O'Toole
Jean O'Toole

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The average cost of college is now between $80,000 and $120,000, after financial aid. That means millions of students are graduating with tens of thousands in student loan debt!

This free course, based on a webinar delivered by Jean O’Toole, can help you find many ways to cut the cost of college. Learn how to “stack the savings” and keep more dollars in your pocket.

Jean O’Toole from Connections 101 is a nationally recognized scholarship expert. Over 150,000 students have attended her programs. Students have won thousands of dollars thanks to her program, “Scholarship Strategies – Finding and Winning the Money You Need.”

Her book, “Scholarship Strategies – Finding and Winning the Money You Need” will be available in the Fall of 2016.


  • Parents paying for a current or future college student.
  • High school students planning on starting college within the next two years.
  • Current undergraduate students.
  • Counselors, educators, and administrators.


Thought you would like to know: our 41 grads were all accepted into college and earned $5.6 million in scholarship funding. Thanks for your help !!
I've received two full tuition-scholarships to SUNY Brockport and SUNY Oswego in Upstate New York. I am also currently a strong candidate for a full scholarship to Hunter and City Colleges
Jean is a powerhouse! I felt completely clueless before, but now I know I can help my child get through college without accumulating a lifetime of debt! Thank You!


The Crisis of Student Loan Debt

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

Student loan debt has reached a crisis point: for individual families as well as for the nation. This first video outlines how huge the problem is for each family that is affected and lays out the two ways most families already know to help solve it. But beyond those two avenues, there are 15 ways you can use to cut the cost of college, and be one of the 30% of students who graduate with no student debt!

The 15 Ways You Can Use to Cut College Costs

Length: 38 minutesComplexity: Easy

Beyond scholarships you get from a college and financial aid, there are 15 creative, often overlooked ways to cut the cost of college. Here’s Jean’s formula, with detailed Suggestions for Savings related to each of the 15 Ways. Take great notes!!

15 Ways Q&A

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

Jean’s answers to some of the questions that came in during the course. Have more questions for Jean? Ask by clicking the “Contact Course Teacher” button.

Deepen Your Work With Jean: Find and Win Scholarships for College

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

Jean is a nationally recognized expert on finding and winning scholarships that can pay for college. She can help you demystify the process of finding and winning these scholarships, create a process that works in only minutes a day, and improve the odds in your favor. Here’s how.

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