With many tuition bills coming due this week, student loan applications are pouring in to lender websites. With nearly three-quarters of college students graduating in debt, many families consider student loans to be a given part of the college financing process. A necessary evil. And while a minimal amount of college debt, borrowed responsibly, can be a worthy investment in a student’s future, borrowing for that college degree is not always a wise decision. (And unchecked borrowing almost never is.) Believe it or not, it is, in fact, possible to get through college with little or no debt (and no, not just for the filthy rich). Here are ten ways to pay for college without student loans:
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