According to "The College Board", on average, you'll pay a little over thirty thousand dollars a year for a private school, adding up to a whopping hundred and thirty thousand dollars after four years. Public colleges run about half that, at about 15.5 thousand a year, or 62-thousand for four years.
That's sophomore year of high school, to begin looking for scholarships, grants, and loan options.
"Don't forget deadlines, because aid is awarded on priority, processing deadlines, so it's important to make sure you know what they are," Walker adds, " Different schools have different deadlines.
Here are a few that might help get you started. Some of them deal with loan information, others are scholarship search engines.
"You can look into consolidation and bring it all together at a lower rate, but in the long run, you might be paying for several more years," says Yvonne Moore, Southeast's Loan Coordinator.