Getting a Degree without Breaking the Bank

Getting a Degree without Breaking the Bank

There’s no two ways about it: College is expensive. From books and supplies to rent and tuition, students are struggling with more debt than ever before. An average college degree costs $88,000, and leaves a student $23,000 in debt. With $1 trillion in outstanding student loans across the nation, it’s no surprise that college enrollment is on the decline.www.bestvalueschools.com has created an infographic explaining the high costs of college, and gives you tip on how to save the most on your degree.
The majority of college students carry some sort of student debt well beyond their college years, and 1 in 3 students wishes that they’d pursued more financial aid options and scholarship opportunities during their college career.
Many high schools are attempting to give students a leg-up when it comes to college by offering dual-credit classes. If all of the classes available are taken, a student may complete two whole years of college for free-or at a significantly reduced rate. 8 out of 10 high schools now offer these dual-credit classes.
This infographic also details a few other wonderful ways to save on a college education, including completing two years of general education courses at a community college, staying in state, and completing classes on time to avoid extra semesters. Students should also be made aware of discounts in their communities for students, save money on rent by becoming a resident student adviser, and save loads of cash on their supplies by buying used books for their classes, and re-selling them once the class has been completed.
Feel free to like, share, and comment on this infographic from www.bestvalueschools.com entitled “Getting a Degree without Breaking the Bank”.

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Posted Nov 4, 2013
 
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