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Controlling the cost of an education

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While attending a college or university may be expensive, there are several different ways you can reduce the overall cost of higher education. 

Choose an educational institution wisely



Plan how you will pay for college

There are several options available that will vary based on your unique situation, but it is important to learn all you can.


Plan to graduate on time (within four years)



Take accelerated coursework/curriculum



Work outside of the classroom



Develop a spending plan

Develop a spending plan, or budget, and develop long-term and short-term goals for the money that you earn or any excess financial aid funds that may be released to you.