Congratulations, you’re college bound!  Now that you’ve been accepted to a school of your choice, how do you pay for it?

While higher education is a great, even necessary, investment in your future, the cost of college can become a huge burden on you and your parents. The College Board reported that the average  annual costs of  tuition and other fees during  the 2015 school year was $32,405 at private colleges and $9,410 for students attending public universities in their home state.

Fortunately, there are some good ways to pare or help meet those costs if you or your parents don’t have enough saved to cover them.

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