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How to Pay for College

Paying for college isn’t easy for every college student. Smart Money reports that for students attending an in-state college, tuition averages $7,000 per year. Private colleges run around upwards of $30,000 per year. Paying your college tuition and other college expenses requires a plan that includes an examination of how much you want to pay now versus how much you are willing to finance with loans. With the increasing workforce competition, higher education is something that you should not skip. Instead of fearing the high cost of college, realize that it will pay off as you advance through your professional career.

As with most sizeable investments, planning is the best way to prepare you for the financial challenge of affording college. You can choose to save money through a summer job or working part time; or you can pursue a work study program to supplement your income while in school. Additionally, there are grants, scholarships, and loans, otherwise known as financial assistance, for college students.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you set out to pay for college:

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