verybody knows college is expensive. In fact, the cost of higher education has frequently been in the spotlight in recent years.
You can find tons of news stories about grads faced with student debt that takes decades to pay off. But it doesn’t have to be that way. An approach followed by cost-con- scious students across the country is to start at a highly affordable school then transfer to a more expensive one—an option that seems to be growing more popular as tuition rises.
“The cost of a higher education continues to increase,” says Monica Castaneda, VP of Student Affairs at Glendale Community College in Arizona. “If you decide to attend a community college for two years and