Steven C. Roberts is a #1 Bestselling Author, guest on over 600 radio stations and podcasts, featured in over 300 media outlets, public speaker, and expert on finding hidden sources of funding for college. He is the recipient of 11 scholarships and grants, two prestigious scholarships, and research and teaching assistant positions. But he didn’t start out that way.
Steven didn’t have a traditional schooling experience. He was homeschooled and graduated from a correspondence school. However, the school didn’t bear the right accreditation. Steven went part-time to a local high school to take elective credits.
When he arrived at college age, his sister was involved in a car crash. Due to problems with insurance, his parents paid the medical bills for his sister. Steven’s parents came to him and told him ‘there’s no money for college,’ and that ‘if you want to go you have to figure it out.’
“I can remember wondering what I was going to do, and if college was even an option for me. I was scared and didn’t think that I even had a chance to get college paid for because I wasn’t a perfect student and I wasn’t an athlete.” Steven made a decision that changed is life—for the better. “I decided that I wasn’t going to go to college without debt.”
Steven literally spent hundreds of hours testing one resource after another. What started to happen was that after all this study, he found resources that would work for him. “I found what order to apply in, I learned about resources that didn’t depend on a student’s GPA, I learned what to include and what not to include on an application, and so many, it took a lot of work, but I am so grateful I was able to have paid for college without going into debt for my education.”
As Steven wrapped up his college education, he was invited to be a judge for a scholarship. “This was a really good experience for me,” Steven said. “I was able to see firsthand that the strategies I had come to learn and apply, were exactly the ones that judges used to make the selection.” Steven was able to give back by awarding a scholarship to another student.
After graduating college, Steven started working in industry and he saw that coworkers had massive amounts of debt from student loans. Some of his coworkers told him that they were paying a student loan for literally decades. This was really motivating for Steven to hear how much debt affected people’s lives. “I was completely surprised by how much my co-workers were paying each month and this had been going on for years and years, and they still weren’t done. I started asking why didn’t you just do this or that, and they told me, I just didn’t know about it. That’s when I decided to make a difference.”
Steven went on to write a #1 Bestselling book, became a guest on over 600 radio stations and podcasts, featured in over 300 media outlets, public speaker, and expert on finding hidden sources of funding for college. Steven has helped 10,000s (if not 1,000,000s) of people
He has worked in the financial services and engineering industries. Steven lives in Utah with his family. He is available as a speaker and presenter for events.