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How To Save On College Costs

Daniel GeregerAccording to the 2010 census,  more than 40 million adults in the United States, between the ages of 25-64, have some college credit but no bachelor’s degree. New Jersey and New York account for 4 million or 10 percent of this total. Over the past 15 years, I’ve asked almost every adult student sitting across my desk what kept them from returning to college? The  answers are almost always the same. Their top concern: How am I going to find the money to go back to school?

Four-year private colleges in New York and New Jersey can cost $450 to $1,000 per credit. Public institutions cost  less but are still expensive. Add in the cost of books, transportation, and other student fees and an adult can end up with significant debt. However, you might not know that there are many  opportunities to save money and reduce the overall cost.  

Read more of Dan's article in the Harrison Patch here.