Step ONE: Be a pain in the behind. That's right, this time we are encouraging you to be a pain (in a good way) by reaching out to an adult for help- someone that will walk you through the steps to college. Step TWO: Push yourself. You'll be happy that you did. A college graduate will earn nearly $1 million more over a lifetime than a high school graduate. Make the effort to find the right classes required for college and push yourself to do well in them. Step THREE: Find the right fit. Develop a list of your needs and wants in college. Narrow your list of schools before you apply. Step FOUR: Put your hands on some cash. There is money out there to help pay for college, you just need to apply for it. Most families use a mix of the following to pay for school: savings, current earnings, scholarships, grants and education loans.
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