The short, answer is no; there’s no such thing as discounted college tuition. However, there are ways to save money on your education if you’re smart about the decisions you make.
One of the fastest and easiest ways to save money on your tuition is filing your FAFSA®. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) qualifies you for grants and scholarships from your school and the government.
How do you apply for FAFSA®?
You can apply for financial aid in under 7-minutes right here with FRANK. Our application is faster and easier than the government application.
You will need to gather your documents and then walk through the step by step application. Once you complete it and input your school choices, you’ll get an aid award letter from your school that outlines your aid offerings.
Choose Your School Wisely
The cost of your education comes down to the college you choose. By opting to attend a community college or choosing a cheaper four-year option, you can save a lot of money on your education cost.
You can get an idea of the general cost of attendance for each school you’re considering by putting them down on your FAFSA® application and speaking to the financial aid office.
In general, community colleges and state schools tend to be less expensive than private universities.
If you’re looking to save money on individual courses, Classfinder by FRANK can connect you with hundreds of schools across the country offering classes for up to 70% less*. Even if you’re enrolled full time, you may be able to transfer these courses over so you get credit for them while still saving money.
While the transfer process isn’t for everyone, it is an opportunity to save money if you’re hesitant to take out a lot of student debt.
While most schools don’t offer any discounted tuition, being smart about applying for financial aid and going to a school with lower tuition costs can help you out. Do your research and get prepared to file for financial aid.