School is starting again, and your young adults might have already headed off to their new dorms, but no doubt you’re still thinking of ways to pay for the ever growing expense of a college education. If yours aren’t that age yet, it’s quickly coming, so we’ve compiled some great tips concerning education today. What’s your tried and true knowledge about paying for, and surving the college years?
- If your young one is nearing college age, visit Collegiate Choose Walking Tours for videos of a typicial college visit, in about one hour. Save yourself the vacation time/plane ticket/hotel/gas of visiting every college on a student’s list, and you can narrow it down to fewer viewing these inexpensive videos, and still get the whole campus visit experience.
- Consider encouraging your college-age students to fulfill some of their general education courses at a community college. They can often get credit senior year of high school, or even during the summers while their home, or they may wish to attend the first two years in order to cut their college tuition down about 75% of the cost. Advanced Placement courses often work the same way. If your teenager scores a high score on the AP exam, they often recieve credits towards college, saving hundreds of dollars per credit hour.
- Many universities offer free or reduced tuition for employees dependents, so once Junior heads off to school (provided it’s near town), consider getting a job to fill your empty-nester days at the school to help with the tuition costs.
- Once they’ve headed off to the university, make sure you check with your insurance provider. If they live in a seperate city, the population could affect what kind of car policy they might need to have. If you live in a large city and your child goes to college in a smaller town, your premium may drop to reflect the update!