COLLEGE Paying for With college costs continuing to rise, most families are concerned about how to pay for college—and everyone is looking for ways to make college more affordable. If you’re looking for ways to save money, here are some ways to cut college costs:  Take dual credit and/or AP courses in high school to earn college credits  Attend a public college in your home state  Live at home and commute  Start at a community college  Savings  Financial aid  Loans  Income from a job Most students use a combination of the following to pay for their education: