The college acceptance letters are out, students have switched their tassels to the opposite side of their mortar boards and the race is on to find dorm room necessities.
But the toughest challenge might still be unresolved: How are you paying for college?
Whether you’re a student paying your own way or an involved parent who’s bridging the gap for your kid, putting the pieces of financial aid and personal income together for an undergraduate education can be taxing.
According to an article from Kiplinger, the average debt at graduation is $24,000 — enough to permanently screw up your credit score if you don’t have a plan to pay it off. Fortunately there’s more than one way to find the money you need. Here are just a few options:
Has your family been creative about paying for college? Are you drawing from multiple sources to pay for school?
– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter