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How to Get a Free Doctoral Degree

Hey Guys! It’s been awhile right?! I know but I am back and ready to give you all the information you need! If you missed it last week on my channel , I discussed how you can get a free doctorate degree. If you’ve been following my doctoral journey, then you know that I am currently working towards my doctoral degree in higher education. I recently finished all of my coursework and I am officially working on my dissertation proposal this semester. I chose to work at a university so that I could not only work with students but so that I could also receive a discounted education. In the beginning of my journey, I received a $1,600 stipend towards my courses, and I paid fees out of pocket. I also received several scholarships along the way that helped to cover most of my fees. Last year my university decided to cover doctoral degrees at 100% for all professional staff which was a major benefit. While I understand that most folks do not want to join the education world don’t let this s

I Got A Refund! Guess What I Did With It?!


It’s that time of the semester where courses have paid out and student refunds are on the way. My FAVORITE part of the semester if I must say so myself! In case your new to my blog a refund is the overage from your financial aid. You will know that you are getting a refund because your account will have a negative balance. This is the only time in life where a negative balance on an account is a good thing!

Figure 1: This is a thumbnail from my YouTube video “I got a Refund” where I am smiling at the camera while sitting in my office. The background is a light brown, and I am wearing a black shirt.

This semester I racked up four scholarships that covered my balance completely and left me some spending money! Here’s the summary of my scholarships:

  • ·       $676 Private Donor Scholarship
  • ·       $750 Graduate Grant
  • ·       $500 Scholarship for working part-time at a community college
  • ·       $1,210 Employee Scholarship

So for anyone who tells you that they are no scholarships YES there are and Ms. Duggan told you so! Even with each of these scholarships I am still looking and applying for more! I want all the free money I can find! It is also worth noting that you can receive a refund with other forms of financial aid that include things like student loans. However, this is not really a refund, and you will have to pay this back WITH interest so stick to the free money.

Figure 2: This is photo that says “Scholarship” on a black graduation hat sitting on top of several $100 bills.

After each of these items paid out, I received $258.50 that I used to pay off my last student loan! That’s right ya’ll I am officially student loan debt free! No more and never again! Seeing that zero-balance felt like Christmas morning. I am so beyond thankful and over excited! I did it! Don’t worry I will be filling you in soon with all of the details so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you have not already. Did you receive a refund? If so, how much? Drop down in the comments and let us know! Also, be sure to become one of my weekly email subscribers so that you know about updates before anyone else!

Figure 3: This is a photo of a heart with the words “Debt Free “in the middle. The heart is drawn on a beach in the sand. 


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