The Student Navigator Academy

Your #1 Resource for Funding College Debt-Free


Rated 4.7 by Students

Award-Nominated | Rated 4.7 by Students

Access on-demand tools, videos, workshops, and a step-by-step proven roadmap teaching you how to fund your education debt-free—all while receiving hands-on guidance along the way!

Join a community of students across the country who are funding some/all of their education debt-free.

The Student Navigator Academy

Funding College Debt-Free
30-Day Kick-Start Program

Next 30-Day Kick-Start:

January 30-February 28

The Student Navigator Academy
Featured Programs


Funding College Debt-Free
30-Day Kick-Start

30-Day Online Program

*Beginner program recommended for students within 8th Grade (age 13+) – 9th Grade


Over the next 30 days, begin to build your foundation and kick-start your journey towards funding your education debt-free.

Taught by Elease Dillard (speaker, award-winning entrepreneur, and author of Funding College Debt-Free) you will learn from someone who has successfully lived it and done it debt-free!

January 30-February 28

*Basic (Free) Membership into The Student Navigator Academy is included.

30 Videos

Receive a video lesson each day (averaging 10 minutes or less). Each daily lesson will build on one another throughout the program.

30 Action Steps

Action is key. Receive daily action steps that correlate with your daily video lesson. These action steps are designed to be feasible for you to complete each day.

Q&A Discussion Area

Have a question? Here to help! You are not on this journey alone. Feel free to ask us your question in our Question & Answer Discussion Area!

60 Days of Access

We know life gets busy. Enjoy double the time to complete the program!

January 30-February 28

*Your 60-days will begin once you log-in inside your classroom within the Academy


Funding College Debt-Free Online Boot Camp

10-Week Online Program

*Advanced program recommended for students within 10th Grade – College


As a someone who successfully graduated debt-free, Elease Dillard (speaker, award-nominated entrepreneur, and author of Funding College Debt-Free) walks you from A to Z as she teaches you her step-by-step proven roadmap for how she graduated college debt-free without taking out any loans!

With her proven roadmap, students have funded their entire college education debt-free. 

This 10-week online program consists of weekly video lessons, weekly action steps (that build on one another), one-on-one sessions, access to a library of 30+ on-demand tools designed in-house at The Student Navigator, and more! 

With the online self-paced format, you can take action throughout the week to complete the lesson at your own pace from anywhere within your busy schedule.

Upon graduating from the 10-week Boot Camp, enjoy ongoing access to the Boot Camp’s lessons and features for an entire year—providing you with the opportunity refer back and utilize these tools while you continue to take action throughout your educational journey.


*Basic (Free) Membership included

In-Depth Weekly Video Lessons & Action Steps

Enjoy the flexibility of having an entire week to watch the video lesson and complete the action steps! (Videos average 30 minutes or less).

Live Virtual One-On-One Sessions

Have a question? Need additional guidance completing an action step? No problem! Feel free to schedule a virtual one-on-one session with us where you can chat with us face-to-face!

Library of 30+ On-Demand Tools

Access 30+ worksheets, checklists, guides, and other tools designed in-house at The Student Navigator to help you take action and stay on track

Virtual Parent-Student Check-Ins

Your success is important to us. If enrolled by a parent, guardian, or sponsor—these check-ins serve as an opportunity for us to have a joint meeting with all parties to chat about your progress so far and to ensure you are maximizing what is available within the Boot Camp for your benefit.

1 Year of Access

Upon graduating from the 10-week Boot Camp, enjoy ongoing access to the Boot Camp's lessons and features to refer back to for an entire year!

*Your 10 weeks will begin once you log-in inside your classroom within the Academy

Meet your instructor

Hi there! I'm Elease, The Student Navigator

…speaker, author, and award-nominated founder of The Student Navigator. (Yes, my professional nickname and company name are the same!)

Most of all, I graduated college debt-free without taking out a loan along the way—and has helped students fund their entire college education debt-free through my guidance.

I look forward to navigating you on this journey!


January 30-February 28

Over the next 30 days you will learn beginner-friendly strategies and begin to establish your foundation towards funding your education debt-free.

Sound like a plan? See you there!

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“…I completed my first degree debt-free…Now I’m ready to conquer my next degree!”
India | Atlanta, GA
Debt-Free College Graduate (Georgia Gwinnett College)

Ready to join us in the 30-Day Kick-Start and begin your funding college debt-free journey? Secure your spot below and we'll see you there!

January 30-February 28


The Student Navigator Academy

Award-Winning • Rated 4.7 Stars

“Thank you so much for taking your time to meet with my daughter and I. We appreciate your wisdom and guidance as we venture into this new chapter of college preparation.

This really opened my eyes to understand that I need to pay attention and start looking into what I wanna do and what type of field I want to go into. It also helped me realize that I need to prepare more for college and it’s really made my mind a lot more alert with what I really want to do. I’m glad I did it. It was a great experience and I recommend it to everyone…it prepares you for the expenses so to you it’s like a head start to what you should be doing.”

Before going into the boot camp I was very overwhelmed in my path to college funding but the camp has opened my eyes and motivated me as well as equipped me with the correct information to go about my journey.”

The friendliness of my mentor really made me feel like I was an actual person instead of someone that could easily be passed off to another mentor. I feel better knowing the company values me as a person, even when it’s not in regards to what I signed up for.

I have had nothing but a wonderful and helpful experience with this company. I always felt as though I was in the best hands. My questions were always answered very thoroughly and a good portion of the time, my mentor was so detailed and forthcoming with information originally that I didn’t really need to ask any questions. She was of the utmost help and I feel more confident moving forward having learned the things from this company to help me apply myself better to both my school and future employment opportunities.

With the consistency I experienced, I feel as though I have set myself on a pace to continue applying for and possibly winning a multitude of scholarships. I truly want to thank The Student Navigator for bringing me to this point and I look forward to speaking with them again in the future.“

“My daughter is in her third year of college and has funded the last two years debt-free.”

The Student Navigator bootcamp has been an instrumental tool for helping me structure my path toward debt-free graduation as a prospective grad student in terms of refining my purpose, school selection, scholarships by category, fellowships and more.

Highly recommended that anyone in industry, college, high school and even middle school to take this course as a preliminary for preparing for college. It will provide you with the solid foundation you need to have to make more informed decisions about college selection, timing, and building good habits on the path to debt-free graduation. It’ll be time well-spent on the front-end to save you from a lot of needless debt later on.”

…beyond helpful, rather life changing! I am so grateful for the support offered and recommend anyone striving to have a debt-free educational experience to inquire and utilize the guidance available…You are bound to benefit!!!”

Frequently Asked Questions

The Funding College Debt-Free 30-Day Kick-Start is a 30-day online program designed to help students kick-start their journey towards funding their education debt-free.

Taught by Elease Dillard (debt-free college graduate, award-winning entrepreneur, and author of Funding College Debt-Free), you will learn step-by-step strategies and insight towards building your foundation and kick-starting your funding college debt-free journey.

During this 30 day program, you will be placed in a virtual classroom with all of the other students who are registered for the Kick-Start. Each day, you will receive a video (averaging 10 minutes or less). Each daily video will build on one another throughout the program. In addition, you will receive daily action steps that correlate with your daily video. These action steps are designed to be feasible for you to complete each day.

Know that you are not on this journey alone. If you have a question along the way, you can always ask in our classroom’s Discussion Area! 

Although both programs are taught by Elease Dillard, the 30-Day Kick-Start serves as a beginner program for students to kick-start their journey towards funding their education debt-free. The Boot Camp is a 10-week advanced program where Elease dives-in and shares her personal roadmap for how she graduated college debt-free without taking out loans along the way. 

You can learn more about the Boot Camp here.



The 30-Day Kick-Start is open to students age 13+.

*Please Note: Students under the age of 18 must have the consent of a parent or guardian. 

The earlier the better. Students 13+ can participate in the 30-Day Kick-Start. There is a common myth that the time to take action towards funding college debt-free is during 11th/12th grade of high school. However, there is funding on younger levels as well. We recommend not delaying so your student can kick-start their journey and begin to take action towards receiving funding.

The Student Navigator is not a debt-reduction or debt-settlement service. We do not have any direct relationships with student loan providers.

We serve to navigate students on the proactive end towards funding their education debt-free. If you have taken out a loan but have a remaining amount of your education leftwe can navigate you towards funding that remaining amount debt-free!

The Basic Membership is a free membership inside The Student Navigator Academy. As a member, you would currently be a part of an exclusive community, have access to our workshop events, and more!

*Membership features are subject to update at any time.

At The Student Navigator, we believe it takes a village. There are wonderful college resources out there that can serve in conjunction with what we do at The Student Navigator.

Aside from her receiving multiple award nominations, what makes this program unique is that it is designed from Elease’s unique perspective as someone who personally successfully lived it and done it debt-free. Elease has experienced many of the same feelings and perspectives that many students who are on this journey have felt. As a woman in her 20s, Elease can get on students’ levels and connect with them in a relatable way. In fact, students have rated their experience a 4.7 out of 5 stars!

In addition, although this program is focused on funding college debt-free, it also focuses on personal growth such work ethic, mindset, and more!

That answer is up to you. Success in life requires consistent action. The same applies here at The Student Navigator. We have a proven system that has helped students fund their education debt-free. Our system works but you must work it. We are here to teach you our roadmap but you must take consistent action. The ball is in your court.

Keep in mind, this program is not a “get-funding-quick” scheme. Every funding opportunity has their own deadlines and timelines for selecting students. We are here to provide you with winning strategies to implement as you take action towards receiving funding.

Think of it like this...

Have you ever wanted to get in better physical shape?

After 1 day in the gym, our bodies are not fully transformed, right? It requires us to consistently take the action of exercising to achieve results. The same applies with funding your education debt-free. Think of Elease as your personal trainer and the 30-Day Kick-Start as a beginner workout plan. She will coach you along the way as you take action and implement her funding college debt-free strategies. 

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