40. Shrinking the College Tab
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
The most effective way to shrink college expenses is to think big. Aim for merit awards or fat financial aid packages. There are plenty of other opportunities, however, that you can seize to whittle down costs. You’ll find a lot of ideas in this chapter, as well as the next. Here are some to get you started:
Graduate in four years! It’s shocking how few college kids graduate in eight semesters. Millions of students are now taking five or six years or more to earn their diplomas.
In the hall of shame, many California state universities possess dreadful four-year graduate rates, including San Jose State University (7.1%), California State University-Long ...