Cheap in Erie
By Dana Massing Erie Times-News staff blogger
I am a grandchild of the Great Depression and a survivor of more recent recessions. Through my grandparents and parents, I've learned to spend wisely and to save while still being able to live life well. I want to share my discoveries with you and hear yours.   Read more about this blog.
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Posted: April 26th, 2013
More tips for saving on college

Below are a few more tips from about reducing college costs.

I know, from personal experience, that at least the first one works.

Be creative about scholarships — LearnVest says to leave no stone unturned in your scholarship search. This approach proved profitable to me. I didn’t have one large scholarship that paid my college costs, but a bunch of little awards from different sources combined to take a big chunk out of what I owed.

Apply for financial aid — You won’t get it if you don’t apply for it and you might be surprised by what you’re eligible for.

Look for a closer school — When considering colleges, don’t forget about the cost of transportation home for holidays and breaks.

Have your student work, but not too much —  A paycheck can mean the need for borrowing less, but make sure the work doesn’t interfere with academics.

You can see more about these and six other suggestions at

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