The cost of education at colleges and universities at top global institutions including American colleges and universities is rising with every passing year. Despite these rising costs a large number of students and their families firmly believe that college graduates hold a competitive edge in the job market over those with just a high school diploma.
Unfortunately not everyone is in the position to get a college degree without having to take loans. This is where the Free Education University (FEU), founded by Matthew Einsohn comes in by helping students free themselves from the burden of students loans. The Free Education University has helped save students and their parents thousands of dollars off their education.
For a better understanding about what FEU offers and how students can do away with the need of entering the vicious cycle of loans, we talked to Matthew to better explain how this concept works.
Q: Tell us a bit about your education?
After graduating high school from Plano Senior High School in Texas, I decided to go to the University of Texas (UT) at Tyler. This is a small school in east Texas, but the size was perfect for me. The summer before my senior year, I went to Austin for to be training on how to build homes using sustainability. I fell in love with sustainability and used that passion to complete a B.S. in Psychology from UT Tyler. My senior paper was on, “Horticulture effects on ADD/ADHD Kids”. It was amazing.
After graduation, I decided to go to Wyoming and Colorado to learn and train in building tesla coils. I learned about electronics for several weeks. This experience led me to be trained in permaculture, solar panel installation, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for a year. My instructor for permaculture told me about a school in Arizona where you can design your own degree, which was called Prescott College.
At Prescott College, I earned a Master of Arts in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable design. In addition to earning my master’s, I earned a certificate in ecological design from ECOSA, a design school.
Q: What exactly is free education university?
A way to make getting a debt free college education simple. I made it simple after years of hard work and taking on the challenge of going through college without loans myself. I went through this first to give you all the opportunity to start a head of where I was when I was 17 years old.
This is a special type of college prep. Not preparing you to get a higher score on entrance exams or SAT/ACT, but rather one of a kind, to teach how to save 10’s of thousands of dollars on the cost.
Read More: Testimonial page to show you what others have said regarding FEU
To understand more about what FEU offers and how students can do away with the need of entering the vicious cycle of loans, Times of Startups interviewed Matthew.
Among many other things the curriculum empowers the student to identify special gifts, connections, situations, locations, etc. that might help with finding funding.
Free Education University is not just a single formula. It helps the student create a personalized plan and to find multiple sources so that not all your eggs are in the same basket.
You will not only receive 5+ hours of video content, but you will have email support and a one-on-one session with me. I will be with you every step of the way as you reach your debt free education. All of this will cost $1995, but we want to give you a $400 scholarship. To do this, you will want to put in JKC20 as the promo code to bring down the price of the program to $1595, but first visit Free Education University to start.
Q: How did you come up with an idea to formulate such a course?
It first started about 9 years ago when I was talking with friends at a gathering about our time in college and how things are going. One of the conversations that came up is how much we all owed after 4+ years of college.
First friend said,”$20,000″.
Second friend said,”$15,000″.
They looked at me in shock and asked, “How did you do it?!” I went on to explain my story of how I made this happen for myself. As I shared more and more of story my friends expressed shock and amazement in both words and body language. Afterwards, they told me that they are thinking of going for their masters and wondering if I could help them find money. I was not sure I could teach it since I had never showed someone else before, so I told them I could not help them right now. I had many more conversations like this with friends, and noticed it was not something that happens often. I did not know that most people took out loans for school.
Just to share with the readers out there, it took a lot of work for me to figure out how to get a debt free education. A lot of mistakes were made, and a lot of lessons were learned. I know that I said I just made it happen, but it took a lot of work. My hope is that you will start a head of where I was when I was 17 years old.
About a year later, I was going through my masters with no debt, and I was having the same conversation with my friends from the graduate program. This time, my friends asked if I would ever consider doing a presentation at a conference that the graduate program puts on twice a year. This time I said, “Yes”. I felt ready to start sharing what I knew because I had taken what I learned during my undergraduate years and applied the concepts to my graduate program, and I had been successful. Additionally, I realized that it was a big deal for people to go through college without loans. No one wants to owe money to another person. I mean, it was such a big motivator for me in high school that I worked my butt off to make sure it did not happen.
Some people will tell you that student loans are an investment, and I can tell you that to most people it does not feel that way. Most people look at it as a necessary burden to move up in the world. Needless to say, hearing and seeing this for the second time, I knew I had to share what I knew.
It was three weeks before I am to give a presentation, and I am working on my story. I am writing down what I had done, and started asking why I did it in the first place. When I was 17 the only two things I knew was that I did not want go to a local college because I thought I would never leave my house, and the idea of owing anyone anything. I felt that if I owed someone money, then they had power over me and that I was not free. I wanted to make sure that I stayed free, and I would do anything to make sure I didn’t owe anyone.
After I gave my first, standing room only, presentation I knew that I was giving people the power to do what I did and be free. This was the true beginning of Free Education University. I was inspired to help people free themselves from the burden of student loans, because when they are free from that, they will do what they love and not just do something to make living, but they will do something to make a life.
Q: How is your curriculum different from what others are offering?
I can honestly say that I have never seen an offering like this on the market. I know there are many platforms out there that provide free online courses, but there is nothing like this. People are getting a turnkey system that I have helped others with. The program will teach you how to understand your assets, your sustaining interests, how to network, how to present yourself in a professional way, how to write a resume, and how to find the proper resources to get you your funding to go to college without a single loan. Actual mechanics and details that you can put into practice.
Additionally, this online training is very interactive, and you will be providing updates to me after each video of your progress. This will help me track, and provide feedback on a regular basis to the student. This online training program will also include a one-on-one session with me personally. All of these features make it more than just an online program where I leave you to figure it out once you have watched the videos. I will be with you every step of the way.
Q: How can you back up your claims of saving such a big amount?
One of the biggest ways to back up my claim, is that I am a living example. I have saved 10s of thousands on my own education. Additionally, I have helped people the last 5+ years earn a debt free education. This program is distilled from what I learned over the last decade of helping myself and others find money for education. Additionally, I will give you insider secrets and resources of the trade that I learned from students and faculty over the years. It is an extensive program with 11 courses and a total of 5+ hours of videos that I have condensed from the last 10 years of helping myself and others with this endeavor.
Additionally, there are millions of dollars that go unclaimed every year, and scholarships can range from $100 to $40,000 per year. I have found many sources of funding for people over the years and know there are small and large buckets of money. For you readers out there, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is the one that gives $40,000 per year.
Q: Can you tell us a few success stories in this regard?
I can give you one story here, and the link below to more stories that will be below. I was working with this young women that was going to be graduating high school soon. We met several times over a couple months to go through her story and for me to show her where to find money. It just so happened that the University that she wanted to go to, which was Northern Arizona University (NAU), had a full ride scholarship. The scholarship was called the Lumber Jack Scholarship, and it required that the student have a 3.5 gpa. I told her about it and she said she cannot go for it because she only has a 3.46 gpa. For those of you that do not know this, that is very far to be from a gpa requirement. However, after hearing her story I told her that she should go for it anyways. Instead of just trying to outright apply, I coached her on another way to earn it. I told her to make at least two visits up to campus over the next month. I helped her hone in her elevator speech and what questions to ask. I also told her that she will want to pitch herself to financial aid officers and directors, faculty that sit on the committee for the scholarship, director of admissions, and dean of enrollment. Shortly after doing this, the dean of enrollment called her to suggest to her that she should apply for the Lumber Jack Scholarship. He continued on by saying that he knows that her scholarship is below, but was impressed by all the stories of who she was that were floating around the office over the last several weeks. After that conversation, she applied and ended up receiving the full ride to NAU.
Q: One advice you’ll give to anyone looking to save up?
For those struggling to find money for your education, then go to Free Education University. Once there, you can subscribe for free to get an exclusive video to my undergraduate story. You will learn a lot about funding and get some ideas to get started with. If you want, you can go even further and enroll in the whole program to get full access to the videos and me. Remember, when you are enrolling you will want to put in the promo code JKC20 to receive a $400 scholarship.
This is not information that I would tell anyone that has not signed up for my program, but I want to give you some real advice that I share with anyone in my program. If you want to get your feet wet, then what I want you to do is write down 4-5 passions and hobbies that you have. Once you do this then go to Google and type in any of these variations:
• Funding for “Insert passion or hobby”
• Scholarships for “insert query “
• High School Scholarships for “-insert query“
• College Scholarships for “insert query“
Go on… Try it out. I bet you will find some money. This is a just a blink into my program, and I do mean blink. I go way more in depth and walk you through everything, but I wanted to give the readers some real advice.
*You can get more information at Free Education University. Also save $400 using Promo Code: JKC20