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Ways to Earn a College Degree for Less Money

College can be expensive.  That's why now more than ever, students are looking for ways to get an edge as they begin their careers.  They're looking for ways to minimize the risings costs of a college education.

One great way to get a college degree without incurring the debt is to start by going to a community college for two years.

Many community colleges have associate degree programs which are designed in conjunction with a 4-year state college, and allows community college students to bring all their credits to that state school and start out there as a junior.

What does this mean for your bottom line? Well, it could mean saving between 40 and 50 thousand dollars, depending on the tuition rates at that state college.

The University of New Hampshire, for example, charges out-of-state students around 22,000 dollars a year for tuition, not including room and board. So if you live at home and attend a community college for two years, you can see how quickly the savings would add up. And by the end of the program, you'll have a degree from that 4-year college just like everyone else, only for half the cost.