Unlike shopping for clothes, finding the best deals in college education isn’t cut and dry.
It takes a lot of research and a willingness to understand how college costs work. To get the best deal on your education, it sometimes comes down to making sacrifices with your time and school choices.
Here are a few ways that students hack their tuition.
You’ve been told this a million times — but community college is generally much cheaper than your typical four-year universities. Students save tons of money by going to community college during their first two years.
If you’re open to it, community college is probably one of the best deals you can find for an education.
If you want to go to a four-year college from the start, another option is dual enrollment. You can take your GE courses, or other courses, from a cheaper college and transfer them to your university.
You can use Classfinder by Frank to help you find over 5,000 classes across the country. It’s the best way to pay up to 70% less* for your typical college courses, and in most cases, we can get your transfer credits approved before you even begin taking classes.
The easiest way to get money towards your education is to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). If you’re eligible for Pell Grants, you could save thousands each semester. This money goes further if you’re attending a school with additional state grants or scholarship opportunities.
You can file your FAFSA® with FRANK in under five minutes.
As you can see, finding the best deal for a college education isn’t easy, but it’s worth it to save a few thousand dollars in student loan debt. Luckily, you have us on your side to help with your college costs.