With the recent reports of the rising student debt crisis, the thought of going to college (or back to college) has many of us second guessing our future plans. However, the cost of college varies quite a bit on you and your spending habits. To avoid the surprise of a big bill at the end of school, it's important to learn how to save money in college.
The College Board reported that the average cost for an in-state school for the 2015-2016 school year came to an estimated $24,061*. Now multiply that by four years. The last thing you want to do after working hard for those four years is scramble to pay a massive bill. You need to focus on networking, getting a job and, of course, celebrating your success. Help out your future self and check out these creative ways to cut back and save money.
You're making a smart decision to invest in yourself. The memories you make and the knowledge you gain in this short period of time will stay with you for the rest of your life. Make small adjustments to overcome the price of an education and don't ever let this cost scare you from your goals. You're going to do some amazing things in college and outside of it, and we can't wait to see what you accomplish.
*What's the Price Tag for a College Education? (2016). CollegeData. Retrieved from: http://www.collegedata.com/cs/content/content_payarticle_tmpl.jhtml?articleId=10064