Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3426 College can be expensive, however, there are a number of ways that students can significantly cut college costs. 1. Live at home and commute Living in a dorm on campus can add a significant amount of money to the cost of a college educa- tion. Students can save a great deal of money by living at home and commuting to a local college. 2. Start at a community college It costs twice as much to attend a four-year college for one year as it does a community college. Students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree can save money by starting at a community college and transferring to a four-year college after a year or two. 3. Take advantage of employment programs Students who combine coursework with employment are able to cut college costs, while they acquire valuable work experience. Here are two ways you can do this. u Apply for an internship or co-op program –Manycollegeshave paid internship and/or co-op programs in which students alternate coursework with employment. While co-op programs are usually five- year programs, students often earn enough during the periods they work to cover their college expenses. When students graduate, they not only have a degree, they have valuable work experience in their field of study. u Find an employer with a tuition assistance program – Many businesses have tuition assistance programs that pay for job-related courses. Students who are willing to work while going to college often find that this is a great way to get financial help. Part V Cutting College Costs