College expenses are outrageous. Should I be concerned about the amount of student debt I will be in?
Student debt can be overwhelming. There are some ways to help lessen the pain.
While I was in school, I paid the interest on my student loans plus a little extra. It wasn't a lot of money but every little bit helps. It almost made my loans feel less scary.
There are programs that help students pay back portions of their loans if they take a job that may seem less desirable to others. My mother was able to get rid of part of her student loan debt for her Specialist Degree in Education through this time of program.
Starting at a community college and living at home for your first year or two can also help to keep costs down. You can transfer to a larger school once you are ready to take the classes that you can't take at your community college.
I earned money to help pay for part of my expenses by co-oping (going to school for a semester and then working the next). I was able to pay for a lot of things with cash instead of building up huge credit card bills.
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