If you can’t avoid taking a student loan for college, here are seven tips to help minimize the cost of your college education.
1. Quality of education is not directly related to the cost of education. State faculties are often less expensive, because they partially funded by the government. So consider an affordable school.
2.Most state schools provide reduced rates for residents. It might be work moving before starting college in order to get the less expensive tuition. All Depending on what is required to establish residency,
3. If you can find a job that is related to your area of study, it will help you financially and make you a better student as well. Take a summer job
4.Search for scholarships. Check with your financial aid department and with your professors. They often know of scholarships that are handled on a departmental level instead of through financial aid. Several scholarship programs have been cut back in recent years, but keep in mind that there is still money available.
5. Try to get a job tutoring. Getting paid to teach your favorite subject will often make you a better student while giving you some extra money for expenses.
6. Consider the total cost. Don't just look at the price of tuition when evaluating a college. Keep in mind other factors. If there is a college near your place of residence, check it . It might be much less expensive than a distant school with cheaper tuition.
Choice of that college will allow you to live at home. In this way you save the rent.
7. Consolidate college debt. Once you've graduated look for programs that will let you consolidate any debt that you have at a low interest rate. This will allow you to put more money toward the principle and pay it off quickly