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SAVING WITH $AM: Cutting college costs

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Posted at 6:16 AM, Feb 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-02 08:16:31-05

High schoolers not only need to prepare academically for college, but academically as well.

Good Morning Tucson anchor Samantha Cortese reports that many high schools offer college credits. Students can also get a jump on higher education at Pima Community College.

Students can enroll at community colleges after graduation to knock out general education requirements at low costs. Doing so can shorten the time spent at a university and slash the total cost of the degree.

Once enrolled at a university, students can fast-track their paths to degrees. Some programs let you get four-year degrees in three years.

Parents looking to help their kids can invest in 529 savings programs, socking away tax-free funds their kids can use for education.