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Top 10 Tips for Paying for College

by Lindsay Hutton

No matter how much you scrimp and save, paying for your kids' college tuition can seem like an insurmountable task. With many four-year schools charging hundreds of thousands of dollars for a degree, most families need help getting their kids to graduation. Find ways to help take the burden off your bank account while still ensuring your child gets a quality education.

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Start at a Community College


Credits from community college courses are usually easily transferable, and can cost less than half of what they would cost at a four-year university. Consider having your child start classes at a community college and transfer to a four-year college or university after two years. You'll save thousands of dollars and your child will still get the degree he wants, from the college he wants.

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