If there is one thing college students know it’s the high price of an advanced education. Let’s face it… college is down right expensive. There are, however, ways in which to defer the high cost of a college education. Most conversations will lead into the realm of scholarships, but this is not one of them.
The topic of this conversation is this… utilizing community colleges to decrease the cost of your overall education. Now, you are probably wondering how community college will save you money on your education, but it really is simple.
The first two years of college are devoted to teaching students the core classes in math, science, English and in some cases social studies. All universities require these fundamental courses for Bachelor’s degrees, even when the degree has nothing to do with one or more of these required areas. It may seem unnecessary, but these classes are utilized to heighten the overall learning of students, making them well-rounded, educated students.
So here’s the deal, taking these classes at a community college during a break not only will cost you less in tuition, but you will more than likely have a smaller class as well. This plan will give you more bang for the buck for your Bachelor’s degree. Whatever you do, check to ensure the community college courses transfer to your university. You would hate to go through the motions during summer break only to find out your summer school was a preparation for the university’s version of the course. Take advantage of summer break and save money on your degree. I did it, now it’s your turn.