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College for (almost) free

As college costs soar out of control, and student loan debt has now surpassed credit card debt in the United States, one Carlsbad man has had enough and decided to do something about it.As valedictorian of his high school, Ron Caruthers earned acceptances into Ivy League colleges—but turned them down because of the financial burden the tuition would pose to his parents. That experience has fueled his desire to educate other families navigate the skyrocketing costs through free educational workshops that Ron has taught for almost two decades.This passion has earned him the recognition as one of the nation’s leading experts on planning and paying for college. Ron has been quoted in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and has authored ‘What your guidance counselor isn’t telling you’ as well as co-authored New York bestseller, ‘Shift Happens’ and has regularly been seen on local and national news programs.
“Most parents are completely ignorant of the financial aid system, and have no clue about how the rules work in the real world,” Ron states. “There is a ton of money available at top-notch schools even for families that earn a six figure income. The goal is to get every student the best education available at the lowest price possible”
Ron Caruthers will be teaching workshops that will focus on little-known ways of getting money for.
The class will include such topics as how to double or triple your eligibility for free grant money, the secret to sending your child to a private or UC school for less than the cost of a junior college, and how to avoid the single biggest mistake that 9 out of 10 parents make when filling out college forms.
The upcoming workshop will be held April 11 at 6:15pm at the Encinitas Library.
“Once a family understands the system and the right way to approach it, almost no school in the country is out of their financial reach. They can avoid this whole student loan mess by taking just a little time to educate themselves,” Ron assures. “My free class is the perfect way to get a head start on this.”
This free workshop is open to the public but due to high demand, reservations are required.
To reserve your seat or to find out more details, people are invited to visit or call (760) 814-8591.