Due to the increasing costs of college tuition, many students are having of hard time paying for college.
If you are one of thousands of people who are unable to completely pay for college these tips should help you decrease college costs.
Attend a community college - A two year community college is usually far cheaper than any four year universities and would allow you to earn the same credits without the extra costs that comes with dorming and transportation. After two years at a community college, you can transfer to most four year universities. This method can save you quite a few thousand dollars.
Take AP classes - Advanced Placement classes, aka APs, are specific classes that you can take in high school. These classes are free except for the exam cost which is nothing compared to college tuition. The more APs you take the more credits you earn and the less you have to pay in college.
Don’t buy new textbook -
Instead of spending extra money buying new textbooks, it’s far more beneficial to buy used textbooks at bookstores or from your classmates. It’s is also more cost efficient to buy textbooks online because they are far cheaper. After using them you can sell the books to get some cash back.
Look for scholarships - There are scholarships for everything out on the internet. Spend a little time signing up for as much scholarships as possible. It can really cut down the cost of scholarships.
Get merit awards - If you are a good student many school would offer merit awards which works a little like scholarships. They are money that the school gives you that you won’t ever have to pay back.
Take summer courses - Many schools offer classes during the summer that is much cheaper than during the normal school year. Taking those class can help you save a decent amount of money.
Graduate on time -
Colleges are expensive, staying an extra year can mean losing more than 20,000 dollars. Don’t take unnecessary classes and make sure to get all the credits needed to graduate.
When deciding where you’re going for college and how you’re going to pay for the college, take into consideration all of the mentioned tips. While it may not sound like much, the money you save does add up. Good luck :).