|Name ▲▼||Origin ▲▼||Description ▲▼|
|Hindu||The leader of the celestial beings of both heaven and earth who are endowed with occult yogi powers. Hindu|
|Supreme god name |
"Sins Sga'nagwai (power of the shining heavens)"
|Haida Indian / Queen Charlotte Island, Canada||Supreme god. The god who gives power to all things....|
|Buddhist||The twelve heavenly generals who guard the Buddha of Medicine. Buddhist|
|With the costs of higher education at an all-time high, the American Dream of
a college education can seem like just that — a dream.
However the reality is that there are lots of things a prospective student can do to help offset the high costs of higher education.
If you’re trying to figure out how to go to college for free, we have some advice that might help you on your way.
We’ve covered a wide range of options from how to get free tuition through a grant to various service opportunities.
Take a look at these and other ways you might be able to score a free college education.
|God name |
|Shinto / Japan||God of scarecrows. Identified as the apotheosis of the actual scarecrow made by Japanese farmers and known as a kakasbi. Traditionally it is constructed from reeds and wears a round peasant hat. According to the sacred texts, though his legs do not walk he knows everything under heaven....|
|God name |
|Scandinavian||To drink the Soma. To become immortal. In the Vedic hymns the Soma is the moon-plant, the juice of which confers immortality, and exhilarates even the gods. It is said to be brought down from heaven by a falcon. Scandinavian|
|God name |
|Hittite / Akkadian||The Sun god of heaven|
|God name |
|Hittite / Akkadia||God of the Sun, God of the Sun of heaven. Hittite / Akkadia|
|Goddess name |
"Susano-Wo ascends with her to heaven but is thrown out after trying to enter her house and committing various excesses. Amaterasu refuses to be sullied and obstinately hides herself away in a cave. It requires the combined diplomacy and craft of many other deities to persuade her to come out. The lure is the perfect divine mirror in which she sees her reflection. The birth of the two deities is considered to mark the transition between cosmic and material genesis."
|Sometimes her shrines are placed adjacent to those of Susano - Wo||The Ise Naiku sanctuary is visited by about five million devotees each year and Amaterasu takes pride of place in every family shrine. She is also the tutelary goddess of the emperor. Hers tends to be a monotheistic cult in which all other deities take a subservient place. Though powerful she does not always succeed and is often subject to attack. She has been arguably identified with the god VAIROCANA in Buddhist religion....|
|Nymph name |
|Indian||The Paradise of Indra, and also of certain deified mortals, who rest there under the shade of the five wonderful trees, drink the nectar of immortality called Amrita, and dance with the heavenly nymphs.|
|God name |
|Chinese||God. The senior deity in the heavenly ministries, he is the immediate controller of the earth and mankind. Titled the god of the eastern peak. Also Di Zang....|
|God name |
|China||A god that is the senior one in the heavenly ministries|
|Spirit name |
|Chinese||heaven, the abode of the ancestors; when applied to the human being, spirit. Chinese|
|God name |
"T'rmi Tsui (heavenly and honored)"
|Taoist / Chinese||Generic title of gods. The name given to each of the three holy images in a Taoist temple: the perfect holy one, the highest holy one and the greatest holy one. Also Tian-zhu....|
|Japan||Offspring of heaven and earth. Japan|
|Deities name |
"Taka-Mi-Musubi-No-Kami (high august producing wondrous deity)"
|Shinto / Japan||Primordial creator being. The second of the deities listed in the sacred Kojiki text. He appeared in the Takama-No-Hara (plain of high heaven) after AME-NO-MINAKA-NUSHINO-KAMI. A remote and vaguely defined being, he was-born alone in the cosmos and hides himself from mankind....|
|Deities name |
|Shinto / Japan||God of thunder. One of the RAIJIN gods of thunder, storms and Rain, he is also one of the warrior deities who guarded Prince NINIGI on his descent from heaven to earth. A tutelary god of swordsmen and judoka artists.See also FUTSU-NUSHI-NO-KAMI....|
|King name |
|Buddhist||One of the four heavenly kings and the heavenly king Hearer of Many Teachings. Esoteric Buddhism|
|God name |
|Vedic||Soma, the moon, carried Tara off with him, which brought about the great war in heaven between the gods and the asuras. Brahma put an end to the war and had Tara restored to Brihaspati.|
|Greek||According to the earliest Greek views, a dark abyss, which lay as far below the surface of the earth as the earth is from the heavens. Above Tartarus were the foundations of the earth and sea. It was surrounded by an iron wall with iron gates set up by Poseidon, and by a trebly thick layer of night, and it served as the prison of the dethroned Cronus, and of the conquered Titans who were guarded by the hecatoncheires, the hundred-armed sons of Uråñuś. Greek|
|Demon name |
"Teharon(hiawagon) (he who holds heaven in his hands)"
|Mohawk Indian / USA / Canada||Creator god. He engendered the world and all living things and is invoked by shamans to provide good health and prosperity. His adversary is the demonic figure Tawiskaron, symbolizing darkness....|
8 ways to attend college for free
1. Grants and scholarshipsFinancial aid — the traditional way of eliminating college costs — is still available. To increase the odds of landing grants and scholarships, Doug Hewitt, co-author of “Free College Resource Book,” advises students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, and then focus on local prizes.
“There are more scholarships you’ll qualify for in your home state than nationally,” says Hewitt. “Look at local organizations and talk to your high school (guidance) counselor.”
And remember to start your search early. You won’t be the only person wondering how to go to college for free and scholarships can be limited to a first come, first served basis. You should also keep in mind that you don’t need to wait for your senior year to start hunting for scholarships. There are grants and awards available at all high school grade levels.
2. Give service to your countryThe U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force, Military (West Point), Merchant Marine and Naval academies offer free college opportunities to students who serve after college, but cash is also available through ROTC programs closer to home.
Service requirements for ROTC programs vary, but all require students to complete military training on campus and commit to up to 12 years, depending on the branch of service. Students leave with training, a guaranteed job and opportunities for more free education.
AmeriCorps, a national service organization that offers education awards in exchange for community work, provides an award of up to $5,730 for each full year of service. Maximum years of service vary among AmeriCorps programs. Members also receive a living stipend while serving in the program.
3. Work for the schoolSchools charge students tuition, but their employees often can get a free education. “This is a great option, especially for older students with job experience,” says Reyna Gobel, author of “CliffsNotes Graduation Debt.” “If you’re 18, you might not qualify for a job that provides (tuition) benefits.”
Schools typically provide benefits for full-time workers and sometimes require a certain level of experience, Gobel says. Future students can find out about their school’s policy by calling the admissions office.
4. Waive your costsSome students can get a free pass based on academic performance or other factors.
The North American Council on Adoptable Children in St. Paul, Minnesota, reports that Connecticut, Kentucky, Virginia, Maine, Massachusetts, Texas, Florida and Maryland offer waivers at certain public schools for adopted and foster care children.
Other schools offer waivers for Native American students, senior citizens and dislocated workers. To find out what your school offers, call the financial aid office.
5. Become an apprenticeAn apprenticeship is another solid option when you’re determining how to get free tuition. They can also open you up to job opportunities post-college.
Overall, your average apprenticeship program will take 1-6 years. You will probably be required to put in that time along with at least 2,000 hours of field work annually. The good news is that there are apprenticeships in more than 1,000 occupations, which can give you more options.
In exchange, the sponsoring employer pays for college or technical training and provides a salary. A list of available programs is available at the ApprenticeshipUSA website.
6. Have your employer pick up the costsAnother way you might receive a free college education is through your employer. Often given in the form of an employee reimbursement, there are plenty of employers that can help curb the cost of higher education.
7. Be in demandAnother great way to find out how to go to college for free is to determine if your field of study is “high-needs.” Will your studies result in a career that’s high in demand? Ask yourself this before you even enroll if you’re trying to cut the cost of college.
Generally, schools will offer incentives to anyone focusing their studies on math, science, nursing, teaching, and social work. There are also additional opportunities available through organizations like Teach for America, the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program and the National Institutes of Health.
The nursing program at the University of Portland in Oregon has offered scholarships covering approximately 80% of the final 2 years of undergraduate study, if students sign a 3-year employment contract with the local health system, Fabriquer says. “There are similar programs in (high-needs) fields across the country,” he adds.