WASHINGTON – Paying for college is getting more expensive year by year.
Nationally, students are facing $1 trillion in loans, say U.S. News & World Report and MSN Money.
But with a little bit of help, families can cut back on rising costs. Check out these tips from MSN:
- Hunt for rebates and scholarships, and don’t let a university’s sticker price deter you or your child from applying.
- Live off campus and save on rent.
- As American college costs soar, consider taking a year abroad and enjoying cheaper tuition in other areas of the world.
- Don’t assume you won’t qualify for financial aid because of high income.
- Double-check all the information entered on financial aid forms. Mistakes could cost you.
- Work during college, but make sure to leave enough time for academics and other things.
Click here for more tips on cutting college debt.
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