I recently read an article by Liz Pulliam Weston about how 4 people from modest means became millionaires.
One woman, Linda, is quite inspiring. At 48, Linda had gone through 2 divorces and had lupus. She had no medical insurance and no college education. She noticed that pipe designers, an engineering field in oil and gas, had high starting salaries, so she contacted a local community college to see if they had classes in that field. She made sacrifices and now she is a millionaire.
Getting a college education and making wise financial decisions can make you a millionaire.
Read about her story and others here for inspiration and ideas:
Also, check out Tennessee State University’s Geier Nontraditional Student Scholarship (for both undergraduate and graduate programs): http://www.tnstate.edu/nontraditionalapp/
TSU's homepage: http://www.tnstate.edu