|Name ▲▼||Origin ▲▼||Description ▲▼|
|Greek||1. A daughter of Nereus and Doris.|
|Greek||Bion and Moschus, by Andrew Lang Greek|
|Greek||A daughter of Bisaltes, who, in consequence of her extraordinary beauty, was beleaguered by lovers, but was carried off by Poseidon to the isle of Crinissa. As the lovers followed her even there, Poseidon metamorphosed the maiden into a sheep and himself into a ram, and all the inhabitants of the island into animals. 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 daughter of Lelex and Peridia, from which the town of Therapne in Laconia derived its name. Greek|
|Greek||A son of Autesion, grandson of Tisamenus, who led Lacedaemonians and Minyans of Lemnos (i. e. descendants of the Argonauts by Lemnian women) from Sparta to the island of Thera, which had before been called Callisto, but was now named after him Thera. Greek|
|Hero name |
|Greek||The great legendary hero of Attica, is one of those mythological personages whose legends it is by no means easy to disentangle, and represent in their original shape. Greek|
|Greek||1. A son of Haemon, from whom Thessaly was believed to have received its name.|
|Greek||Is one of the 13 peripheries of Greece, and is further sub-divided into 4 prefectures. The capital of the periphery is Larissa. The prefecture lies in central Greece and borders Macedonia on the north, Epirus on the west, Sterea Hellas or Central Greece on the south and the Aegean Sea on the east. Greek|
|Demon name |
|Greek||A son of Ares and demonice or Androdice, and, according to others, a son of Agenor and a grandson of Pleuron, the king of Aetolia. Greek|
|Greek||Son of Idmon and Laothoe, though some ancients declare that Idmon (the knowing) was only a surname of Thestor. He was the father of Calchas, Theoclymenus, Leucippe, and Theonoe. Greek|
|Greek||One of the daughters of Nereus and Doris, was the wife of Peleus, by whom she became the mother of Achilles. Later writers describe her as a daughter of Cheiron. Greek|
|Goddess name |
|Greek||Goddess of rivers and oceans. One of the daughters of NEREUS, Thetis takes responsibility, with OKEANOS, for the oceans and rivers. She is among the lesser known deities; according to mythology she is a mermaid, but she is particularly significant as the mother of Achilles by an unnamed mortal. According to legend she attempted to render him immortal by immersing him in the waters of the Styx. She failed because the heel by which she held him had remained dry. His education she entrusted to the centaur Chiron. She was surrounded by attendant sea creatures known as Nereids and after Achilles's death she returned to the ocean depths....|
|King name |
|Greek||1. A son of Andraemon and Gorge, was king of Calydor and Pleuron, in Aetolia, and went with forty ships against Troy.|
|Greek||One of the Gigantes, was killed by the Moerae. Greek|
|Cyclop name |
|Greek||A Nereid, and with Poseidon she became mother of the Cyclops Polyphemus when Poseidon surprised her in a sea cave. She was the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto. However being a Nereid she could also be the daughter of Nereus and Doris. Greek|
|Nymph name |
|Greek||The name of three prophetic nymphs on Mount Parnåśśus, by whom Apollo was reared, and who were believed to have invented the art of prophecy by means of little stones, which were thrown into an urn. Greek|
|Greek||A son of Pelops and Hippodameia, was the brother of Atreus and the father of Aegisthus. Greek|
|Hero name |
|Greek||1. A daughter of Castalius or Cephisseus, became by Apollo the mother of Delphus. (The History of Herodotus VII) She is said to have been the first to have sacrificed to Dionysus, and to have celebrated orgies in his honour. Hence the Attic women, who every year went to Mount Parnåśśus to celebrate the Dionysiac orgies with the Delphian Thyiades, received themselves the name of Thyades or Thyiades.|
|Greek||The same as Thytas, a name of the female followers of Dionysus and named after Thyia, who is said to have been the first to have sacrificed to Dionysus, and to have celebrated orgies in his honour. Greek|
|God name |
|Greek||One of the mythical kings of Alba, son of Capetus, and father of Agrippa, is said to have been drowned in crossing the river Alba, which was hence called Tiberis after him, and of which he became the guardian god. Greek|
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.