1. They procrastinate. Instead, take some college-level courses while you’re still in high school to reduce college stress and costs. Ask your school counselor about Dual Enrollment options.
2. They don’t look ahead. Talk to a financial advisor to understand how student debt burdens can weigh you down for years.
3. They don’t consider all the options. You could save $45,000 by earning an associate degree at your local community college and then transferring to get your bachelor’s at a four-year university.
4. They leave money on the table. Many organizations are eager to award scholarships. Check with your guidance counselor... and apply!
5. They don’t shop around. Find out how much that degree program will really cost at a for-profit college, a state supported university, or at your local community college.