|Name ▲▼||Origin ▲▼||Description ▲▼|
|Angel name |
|Nazorean||An angel of the north who carries a torch of fire to warm the great coldness. Early Nazorean|
|Hero name |
|Greek||The name of a Scythian divinity whom Herodotus identifies with the Greek Apollo. (Herodotus, iv.) Greek|
|Hero name |
|Greek||A son of Amphianax, and grandson of Antimachus of Argos. The Laconian town of Oetylus was believed to have received its name from him, and he there enjoyed heroic honours. Greek|
|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.
|Greek||A personification of dream, and in the plural of dreams. According to Homer Dreams dwell on the dark spéñïśs of the western Oceåñuś, and the deceitful dreams come through an ivory gate, while the true ones issue from a gate made of horn. Hesiod (Theogony. 212) calls dreams the children of night, and Ovid, who calls them children of Sleep, mentions three of them by name, viz. Morpheus, Icelus or Phobetor, and Phantasus. Euripides called them sons of Gaea, and conceived them as genii with black wings. Greek|
|Nigeria||A sacred object used to intensify the power of prayers. Ibo, Nigeria|
|King name |
|Hebrew||king of Bashan, according to Rabbinical mythology, was an antediluvian giant, saved from the flood by climbing on the roof of the ark. After the påśśage of the Red Sea, Moses first conquered Sihon, and then advanced against the giant Og (whose bedstead, made of iron, was above 15 feet long and nearly 7 feet broad, Deut. iii. 11). The Rabbins say that Og plucked up a mountain to hurl at the Israelites, but he got so entangled with his burden, that Moses was able to kill him without much difficulty.|
|Deities name |
|Egypt||The eight deities worshipped in Hermopolis. They were arranged in four male-female pairs, with the males åśśociated with frogs, and the females with snakes. Egypt|
|God name |
|Egypt||Primordial forces. The elements of chaos, eight in number, which existed before the creation of the Sun god and which are known from Khemnu in Middle Egypt (Greek Heliopolis). The Ogdoad also had a sanctuary at Medinet Habu. They created, out of themselves rather than by sexual coupling, the mound which emerged from the primeval waters and upon which rested the egg from which the young Sun god emerged. They are usually depicted as baboons heralding the Sun as it rises. They are grouped in pairs and include NUN and NAUNET representing the primordial abyss, KEK and KAUKET representing darkness, HEH and HAUHET representing infinity, and AMUN and AMAUNET representing hidden power....|
|Goddess name |
"Ogetsu no hime"
|Japan||Goddess Who Possesses Food, a goddess of food in the Shinto religion of Japan.|
|God name |
|Isoko||The creator god who flicked the switch to create the universe and wandered off, never to be heard of again. Isoko|
|God name |
|Celtic||The God of communication and writing who invented the Ogham Alphabet and gave it to the Druids. Celtic|
|God name |
|Edo / Benin, West Africa||God of death. Believed to own the blood of all living things which he smears on the walls of his palace in the otherworld. Until recent times human sacrifice was made regularly to this deity in the capital of the Edo region, Benin City....|
|Benin||The harbinger of death who is supposed to own the blood of all living things. Benin|
|God name |
"Ogma/ Ogmius/ Ogmios"
|Celtic||A god of education, genius, eloquence, language & magic|
|Gaul||A bald old man with a bow and club leading an apparently happy band of men with chains attached to their ears from his tongue. Gaul|
|Goddess name |
"Ogmius ( Ogma, Ogmios )"
|Celtic / Irish||God of poetry and speech. Very little is known of him, but the Roman writer Lucian mentions a Romano-Celtic god of wisdom, Ogmios, apparently åśśimilated with HERCULES and described as an old man with lion's skin holding a crowd of people chained to his tongue by their ears. NOTE: a goddess Ogma is also mentioned; she may have been a mother goddess in the original Irish pantheon....|
|God name |
|Dogon||Trickster God of the Dogon people.|
|Greek||The Carian name of Zeus at Mysala, in whose temple a sea-wave was seen from time to time.|
|Deity name |
"Ogoun aka Ogun"
|Haiti||Ogum, Ogou, the deity who presides over fire, iron, hunting politics and war. He is the patron of smiths and is usually displayed with his attributes: machete or sabre, rum and tobacco. Haiti Vodun|
|God name |
|Haiti / Vodun||A god of war & fire|
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.