According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2017–2018 school year was $34,740 per year at private colleges. Another number to have top of mind: the total amount of student debt just hit the $1.5 trillion mark.
Which is why a recent Reddit post has garnered so much attention. A Redditor laid how you can get a college education for just $5,000:
Go to a 4 year school and pick a few degree requirements that you’re interested in. Then get a transfer list between that school and your local community college. For 2-2.5 years take all the first year classes at the community college. Than look at your favourite 4 year degree school class requirements sequence and do those classes at year 1-2.5 (look at the will transfer class list)
After this transfer the classes to the 4 year school and finish the classes that you can’t take at the community college.
While this is going on start working part time at McDonalds they now have a generous part time tuition reimbursement. Other replacements are Home Depot, Chipotle, UPS, Starbucks and T mobile. (You only have to work part time)[Some of these companies require 90 days or a year of employment before the tuition reimbursement but it’s ok because most of the cost will be in the last 2 years]
Also getting a marketable degree helps in your pay rate hope this helps!
As some of the comments on the post pointed out you are going to want to do your research to make sure the credits will transfer and how many credits you will actually be able to transfer.
It’s definitely something that is worth exploring though, given how intensely expensive a college degree from a private university has become!
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