Summer School: Low Cost Ways to Learn

Posted on 06/23/2010

To some, the idea of summer school may seem torturous. It could conjure up memories of an algebra do-over that forced you to miss out on a legendary session of summer camp. But to others, summer school is a time to focus on the subjects and classes that you really enjoy. Think of this as your season to learn something new, harness a hidden talent or become a better you. Here are low cost ways to learn this summer.

Head to the Local Library - During the summer libraries all over the country tend to beef up their class schedules. Join a book club, learn a new craft or attend a speaker series. There are regular events at your local library that will help you expand your horizons and learn something new.

Improve Your Money IQ - Use the summer to learn valuable money skills with a course through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Classes are held in locations all over the country. Right now you can register for the class and purchase all of the materials for $99—which is half off the regular price. On average, FPU attendees pay off $5,300 in debt and save $2,700 in just 90 days.

Learn Business Skills - If you own a small business or you’ve dreamed of it, check out ( for a list of free online courses. The classes cover topics like finance, marketing and management. By the end of the summer, you’ll be a business pro.

Check With Local Schools - Nearby community colleges and universities offer lots of summer classes. Do some research on their websites and search for adult continuing education courses. Typically they’ll offer low cost courses that cover popular topics like web design or writing.

Take Advantage of Local Resources - Art museums, parks departments and history museums in your town probably also offer great summer learning opportunities. Call them up or check out their websites for a class schedule. In just a few weeks you’ll have some new knowledge or an interesting skill to show off rather than just a summer tan.

By Alison Storm

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