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21 Ways To Save Big on College Expenses

The most important thing you can do to save money on college costs is to plan ahead. The more knowledgeable you are about your options, the better choices you’ll make, and the more money you’ll save. Here’s a list of strategies that will give you a head start:

  1. Create a career plan before choosing a school. College is a great place to explore your options when it comes to a career. If, however, you take some time to consider what career suits you best before going to college, you can save yourself a lot of money. Conduct your research by:
    • Taking career tests to identify your areas of interest and strength
    • Working or volunteering with different employers
    • Shadowing people at their jobs to see what their daily work is like
    • Taking continued education courses to scope out potential career tracks
    • Reading up on various career paths to prepare yourself to make a more educated decision when it comes to school

The more detailed vision you have of where you’re headed and what it takes to get there, the more money you’re likely to save by selecting a relevant degree and school.

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