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Ways to make college more affordable

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
While applying for state or federal financial aid can be helpful in lowering the cost of college, there are other ways that you can make a college degree more affordable.

For example, you should investigate the different types of scholarships that specific schools offer. Some awards recognize academic ability while others are given to individuals who excel athletically or in creative fields, such as music and drama.

While in high school, you may have taken one or more advanced placement (AP) courses. During the college search, it is important to ask the schools you are considering if they will accept AP credits as well as what score you need to achieve and the cost for posting those credits. AP credits are usually applied to introductory courses or core distribution credits. Having these extra credits may lower your tuition costs.

Another money-saving option is to enroll in community college for the first two years of your college degree. After completing your associate’s degree at a lower-priced two-year college, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a bachelor's degree.

Perhaps the most cost-saving option is to live at home and commute to school. In addition to avoiding the obvious costs of living on campus, you may have more part-time employment options, which will help offset the cost of college. ADNFCR-16000756-ID-800582454-ADNFCR - helping you find colleges and universities that offer the accredited programs that most interest you.

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