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How does saving thousands of $$$ grab you? Carol Merrill, what are we featuring behind Door #3…
College Tuition Savings
There are many strategies to save on college tuition costs. Taking advantage of dual credit options offered by your high school is one such strategy. There are a number of programs:
- Advanced Placement (AP)
- Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- College in the Schools (CIS)
That may be available at your high school. However, be careful and strategic in planning duel credit options in a high school curriculum. Why? Consider the following quote from one university system, “Many of our colleges grant credit to first-year students who have participated in such programs, but each institution has a slightly different policy. Find out which colleges accept what.”
Very true, but also very incomplete. The rub. Not all transfer credit is created equal. There is a BIG BIG difference between “credits being accepted ” and how they “satisfy degree requirements.” The key – satisfying degree requirements. This is how you reduce time to degree completion, thus saving you time and $$.
Working with a trusted college admission professional can save you thousands of dollars on the cost of a four-year degree by helping plan a strategy to maximize the number of dual degree credits which count toward degree requirements or by simply steering you to good match colleges thereby increasing odds of graduating in four years.
Let’s make Tuition Tuesday an annual college planning blockbuster savings event. Start saving on the cost of college today. As an added bonus – sign up for any of my college planning packages by December 31, 2016 and I will knock 10% off the price.
Happy Tuition Tuesday!