And even if you've been out on your own and working for a while, the options for funding it can seem daunting. Do you borrow from retirement? Cash out savings or home equity? Borrow federal or private student loans? Will going to school part-time while continuing to work really save you money? What other options are available?

Our 12-month plan includes "College Funding Strategies For Adult Learners," an online, three-week program that coaches current and prospective students through the college funding process. Weekly content includes video sessions, homework assignments, and resources/tools to help you figure this process out. 


Who Is The Program For?

This program is for those who are 25+ and entering or preparing to attend college in the U.S., whether you will attend a community college or a 4-year college/university. This program is for both entering students and transfer students.  

In order to take full advantage of the course, you should be able to commit to a minimum of 4 hours on course content, pre-work, and homework assignments. 

Topics Include:

  • Selecting a school that makes sense both financially and for your career goals

  • Evaluating and negotiating financial aid offers

  • Determining how to pay for school (and how not to pay for it)

  • Calculating the “True Cost” of your desired college experience

  • Developing a budget that works for you

  • Common financial pitfalls to avoid

Program Benefits

  • College Funding Course

    3 weeks of engaging content through video sessions, homework assignments and more, resulting in an action plan to fund your education.

  • Our Vault of Resources

    1-year access to new monthly content and online resources, including the True Cost Calculator, video interviews with admissions offices, and more.

  • Financial Aid Offer Evaluation

    In the spring, we offer a special course on evaluating and negotiating financial aid offers.

  • Discounted Private Coaching

    Need additional support? Our one-on-one consultations provide it, covering the topics of your choice to help you reach your goals.


Shironda White, MBA

Shironda White is Founder & CEO of CauseEDU and creator of the CauseEDU Academy. With a 15-year career spanning financial services, philanthropy, college/graduate school admissions, and education administration, she has worked as a relationship builder between donors, grantees, and students, securing and administering millions in education grant funding and student scholarships. She has worked on philanthropic initiatives for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the HBCU National Resource Center, and has worked as a fundraiser for both nonprofits and individuals.


Shironda is an alumna of Spelman College and holds a Graduate Citation in Nonprofit Management from Harvard University and an MBA from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. Fun fact: she secured more than $100,000 in free funding for her MBA.


1-Year Membership

  • $149.00

    3-Week Course PLUS 1-year access to tools and new content the first week of each month - from video interviews to tips and tools to guide you through the college funding process.


Special Bonus

"College Funding Strategies For Adult Learners" launches October 7.
Register by October 1 and receive a FREE one-hour consultation

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