4 tips for making college more affordable


The lower the interest rate you can find, the better off you will be. So get down and dirty and do some detective work before signing your life away to a loan company.

Consider the military

Although it is not for everyone, National Guard and Reserve military programs offer up to full tuition depending on what state you live in. The National Guard and Reserves are a part-time commitment for 4-6 years of military service. Enlisting gives you access to the GI Bill, which in turn, pays for college. Consider making an appointment with a recruiter to discuss your military options.

Get thrifty

Can you live at home and commute? Buy your books second hand? Go part-time? Get a job when you are not in class? The more ways you can save money, the better off you will be.


So use your brain and come up with some ways to cut financial corners. Every little bit that you can put towards tuition instead of towards other things will help you greatly in the long run.

Although paying for college can be daunting, there are options to consider when it comes to payment. Make sure that you look around at everything available to you before you rule out pursuing further education.


Special thanks to Eileen O'Shanassy for providing us with this article. Eileen is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking, and you can find her on Twitter @eileenoshanassy.