Save Money on College Tip One: Take More Courses during Every Semester You Are in School

Barry Lenson

How to save money on collegeToday’s post is the first in a series of short tips on how to save money on college. Today’s tip is . . .

Take more courses during every semester you are in college

Do you want to save money on college and graduate sooner?

Here’s a powerfully simple strategy for you. Simply take one additional course during every semester you are enrolled in college. You can do the math. If you take one extra course every semester during your first six semesters of college, that adds up to six classes. That could save you more than a semester’s worth of tuition, student fees, and other costs.

Here are some strategies that can help you get this strategy working for you . . .

  • Take pass/fail courses as your “extra” classes if possible. This will relieve some of the pressure of taking those additional classes.
  • Also take online classes over the summer, over winter breaks and other “free” periods.  StraighterLine offers a great selection of college courses that you can take any time you want. Get those credit hours transferred to your college, and you can cut your time in college even more.

That’s today’s tip. Return to the StraighterLine blog often for more!

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