How To Lower The Cost Of College

  • 24 Sep, 2015

Going to college is an expensive cost student-athletes and their families have to cover. In some cases parents start planning early to save for their children’s college education. Other families will relay on athletic or academic scholarships which always hard to get. And there are other families and student-athletes who will just go thru the process as it happens. Knowing how to lower the cost of college could you save a lot of money since the college cost is not cheap by any means. If you do a little research, some planning in advance and have a strategy to follow, it will be a great start. This could help you identifying where your realistic chances of obtaining a scholarship are. There are merit scholarships, athletic scholarships, financial aid packages, academic scholarships, community scholarships and many other types. So there are scholarships but are people willing to work hard for them? That’s all up to you.

There is a great app I come across a while back while watching Shark Tank. It’s called Scholly and it helps students and their families to easily find scholarships they qualify for thru an adaptive engine. This is a great source to start when looking for scholarships. You may be impressed of what you can find. Try it.

The cost of college can be high and any savings are always welcome. The average cost to attend college can be from $25,000 to $50,000 per year or even more. Just imagine a family with two children in college paying the full cost with no scholarships at all. It adds up quick. Private colleges can be even more expensive. If you go to a school within your state you may save some money. You could qualify for financial aid based on your family’s income and the number of children attending school.

We’ve outlined five steps to help you on how to lower the cost of college. Do your research and be realistic if you are looking to lower the college cost. If you dig in long enough for information, you may be amazed to see how many options you’ll have.


I hope you have a better understanding on how to lower the college cost. Parents should plan early to save money for their kids as time flies. There is always hope and ways to look for scholarships. Research, read and get educated on where you want to go and how can you save money by attending your ideal college.

If there are other ways you can save for college please leave a comment below. I am sure many student-athlets and their families can enjoy from it. Just like when you look to save for college! Anything helps. 

Author @Nicolae Popescu

Nicolae Popescu is a former NCAA D1 full-scholarship student-athlete and the Founder of WeGotPlayers. He has experienced first-hand the complex college recruiting process himself. Nicolae' s knowledge, skills and sports expertise make him a valuable contributor in helping guide players and parents to find the right school fit. He is passionate about coaching, mentoring and positively influencing players succeed in their sports journey and life thru the power of education and technology.
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