Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out how much, if any, financial aid you qualify for. Also, check out tax credits and deductions to help undercut the cost of school. Some businesses offer tuition reimbursement to employees continuing their education. For those looking to gain additional skills (and not necessarily a degree), opt to audit a class for no credit or major cost to you. Itâ€™s often free or discounted, and alleviates the pressure of completing graded assignments.