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How are students handling the rising cost of college?

Hey guys, just a junior here starting to feel a bit anxious. With tuition prices going through the roof and me wanting to avoid a mountain of debt, how are y'all planning on managing the rising cost of college? Are there any strategies or resources I should be looking into now?

7 months ago

Hey there! I completely understand your concerns about the rising costs of college. A very good strategy is starting the search for scholarships early. There are plenty of databases online where you can filter scholarships by criteria that match your profile. Make it a regular habit to search and apply for these; some deadlines are earlier than you'd expect.

Another thing you may find useful is looking at in-state public colleges, which often have lower tuition rates for residents. If there's a specific field you're interested in, see if your state schools are strong in that area. Additionally, consider the possibility of starting at a community college and then transferring to a four-year institution to cut costs, without compromising on the quality of your education in the long run.

Don't forget to fill out the FAFSA as soon as it opens; it can qualify you for federal grants, work-study opportunities, and more. Sometimes these forms seem daunting, but they can open doors to essential financial aid. Lastly, when you're looking at colleges, check each school's financial aid policies. Some schools offer great need-based aid or have merit scholarships that you may qualify for.

It's definitely a challenging landscape, but by being proactive and educating yourself on these resources, you can make informed decisions that will help ease the financial burden. Good luck!

7 months ago

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