As spring turns to summer, the challenge of applying for college ends and the challenge of paying for college begins. Though that first college bill can be daunting, remember that you have 3 options to pay for college: you can tap your savings (your accumulated past income), pay as you go (out of your current income), or you can borrow (committing your future income to pay down education debt). Choose 1 strategy or combine all 3!
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