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Pipeline programs are designed to promote college readiness and college access for underrepresented students in a variety of fields.
 
Many U.S colleges have pipeline programs designed for both high schools students, and middle school students too. 

Pipeline programs are particularly common in STEM areas, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. #tuition   #college  
Pipeline programs are designed to promote college readiness and college access for underrepresented students in a variety of fields. Here's what you need to know.
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Looking for a way to cut your out-of-state tuition bill? Obtaining a “border waiver” or an “out-of-state tuition waiver” is one of the best-kept secrets in higher education.
 
Nabbing one of these waivers is a terrific strategy to slash tuition for non-resident students – but you have to know where to get them and how to qualify.
Does your child want to attend college out of state? Out-of-state tuition waivers are a great way to save money on college tuition costs.
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Parents: it’s time to wake up and face reality. Your kids can’t possibly “work their way through college” as the sole strategy to pay for their bachelor’s degree at a U.S. college or university.
For decades, students could actually work their way through college to earn enough cash to earn a college degree. Not anymore...here's why.
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For many students living on their own at college, credit cards have become a way of life. Credit cards aren’t inherently bad. You just have to know how to manage credit and debt wisely.

You also have to realize that if you carry a balance or make minimum payments, you’ll be charged interest on top of the costs of the goods or services you purchased.
For many students living on their own at college, credit cards have become a way of life. Credit cards aren’t inherently bad. You just have to know how to manage credit and debt wisely. You also…
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If you are among those students who work part-time, or even full time, you may have a ready option to cut your tuition expense.
If you are among those students who work part-time, or even full time, you may have a ready option to cut your tuition expense.
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Today on AskTheMoneyCoach.com

With the typical college grad coming out of school with $33,000 in student loans, who can blame students and their parents for doing almost anything to pay for college and lower costs?
 
But many families are wary of taking on college debt in pursuit of getting a bachelor’s degree and pursuing this aspect of the American Dream.
 
To avoid student loan debt, and keep college costs under control, try the following two easy, sure-fire methods that can work for anyone.

http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/06/2-easy-ways-to-cut-college-costs/
Here's how you can save on tuition, cut college costs, and help avoid unnecessary student loans.
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The College Board reports that in the 2014-2015 school term, out-of-state students attending public schools nationwide were charged an average of $22,958 in tuition, or nearly $14,000 more than the $9,193 in tuition charged to in-state residents.

The numbers can seem daunting. But don’t despair if you’re set on attending or are already enrolled at an out-of-state college or university.
 
In my book, College Secrets, I reveal 24 strategies you can use to eliminate or reduce tuition expenses, whether you’re a resident or an out-of-state student.
Attending college in a state where you're not a resident can cost big bucks. Here are eight ways to lower tuition costs when you’re an out-of-state student.
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Tuition guarantee programs are a smart way to cut your tuition expenses and help you graduate on time.

Those are two enormous benefits – especially since escalating tuition costs are driving many people into student loan debt, and only about 4 out of 10 college students in America earn their bachelor’s degree in just four years.
With a tuition guarantee program, a college or university promises to pay your tuition if you don’t graduate in four years. Here's what you need to know.
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Many U.S colleges have pipeline programs designed for both high schools students, and middle school students too. The idea is to give targeted individuals — such as low-income youth, minorities, first-generation college students and others — as early an introduction as possible to a given academic discipline or industry.
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If you’re a renter, adding your rental payment history to your credit reports is a great way to increase your credit score.
Are you looking for a way to report to the credit bureaus all the things you do pay on time to raise your credit score? Here's how:
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One of the best pieces of money advice I’ve ever gotten came from my sister. Her tips can help you financially, too, especially in your career.
Good financial advice blossoms and continues to flourish in all areas of your life.
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Wouldn’t it be nice to get certain advantages in college just based on your parents’ affiliations or work history?
 
Many students know that having a parent who attended a school can give you an edge in the admissions process. If your mother or father graduated from a school you’re interested in, you’d be a “legacy” student at that institution.
Whichever college or university you attend, always ask about tuition discounts for which you might qualify based on your parents, or other family ties.
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Thanks, Ashley! I feel like students (and parents) need all the help they can get to lower college costs! :)
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Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®, is a personal finance expert, television and radio personality, and the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom

Lynnette once had $100,000 in credit card debt, before paying it all off in three years and turning her financial life around. 

Since then, she has appeared on such national TV programs as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, The Tyra Banks Show and Good Morning America sharing her success story and teaching millions about proper money management and how to get out of debt and eliminate their debt. 

Lynnette, an award-winning financial news journalist and former Wall Street Journal reporter for CNBC, has also been featured in top newspapers including the Washington Post, USA Today, and the New York Times, as well as magazines ranging from Essence and Redbook to Black Enterprise and Smart Money

She can frequently be seen as a guest personal finance expert on CNN, MSNBC, Anderson and The Talk.

Get free personal finance tips, articles and advice on her blog at AskTheMoneyCoach.com.


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