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Paying for college in today’s economy

No! Wait! Don’t run away in horror!

If you’ve watch the news in the past few weeks, you probably know that the economy is pretty close to being in shambles right now. And unfortunately, during these tough economic times, college isn’t exactly getting cheaper right now.

So, more and more, students and parents are trying to obtain athletic scholarships to pay for some, if not all, of little Timmy’s college education. Unfortunately, there’s not enough scholarships to go around for every single person wanting to participate in college athletics. That’s why it’s so important to tackle the recruiting process in the correct way so you can greatly improve the odds of landing one of those coveted spots.

But even if you aren’t able to land a scholarship, there are some other options for paying for college — specifically, grants and loans. I came across this tremendous article on Consumer Reports’ blog detailing the best way to manage student loans in this difficult economic time. A definite must-read if you or your child is intending on getting a college education, regardless of if you think he or she will get a scholarship or not.

College is expensive, but paying for it doesn’t have to be unbearable.

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Aaron Sorenson