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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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Economizing for College

  1. Look for schools that have high four-year graduation rates, and you’ll save yourself a ton of money.

  2. Check for bargains in nearby states.

  3. Students should pay for a portion of their college costs. Having a part-time job can actually improve a student’s grades.

  4. Check out schools that don’t charge tuition.

  5. Unless a student is a stellar standout, focus on regional or local private scholarships. These outside scholarships are rarely as lucrative as merit awards that schools distribute.

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