How To Keep College Costs Super Low: JR’s Daily Two-Minute Financial Aid Tip

Todays Episode:How To Keep College Costs Super Low

Episode 45

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Its time for another Daily Scholarship and Financial Aid Tip in about two minutes, by JR The College Money Man

This is episode 44 and today we are talking about How To Keep College Costs Super Low;

In our prior episode, we talked about saving money while in college by testing out of certain classes. But for the classes you have to take but cant stand, what should parents do to save on those? So for todays tip, I suggest using community colleges while in high school to effectively to lower your costs.

Lets be honest and say an English 101 class at a community college has very little difference from its university counter part. In addition, the cost of the class at a local community college is far cheaper than the university will be. Most community colleges will enroll a high school student in limited classes provided they are not seeking financial aid. While in high school, a student with enough perseverance can complete a semesters worth of credits over 2-3 years one class at a time. By cutting those basic classes out of university cost, you can get accustomed to college work at a fraction of the price.

SO take the time to consider whether you or your child has what it takes to start college a bit early locally. It may be one of the best ways to save thousands tuition.

Saving money in school requires an effort. But it pays off in the long run through lowered student debt, and less financial headache overall.

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