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. With a 20-year career spanning financial services, philanthropy, college/graduate school admissions, and education administration, she has worked as a relationship builder between donors, grantees, colleges, 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. Her work has been recognized in Forbes Magazine, WCVB-TV CityLine, Boston Business Journal, and Boston Magazine, among other outlets.


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

  • $99.00

    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 January 28.
Register by January 22 and receive a FREE one-hour consultation

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