Below are a few more tips from LearnVest.com 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 http://www.learnvest.com/2013/04/10-ways-to-reduce-those-steep-college-costs/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=internal&utm_campaign=Wednesday%20One%20Daily%202013-04-24