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October 26th, 2011
04:42 PM ET

Paying for College

If you're planning to go to college, how are you planning to pay for it?
The bad news:  Tuition at the average public university in the U.S. would set you back about $8,200 a year.   The good news:  Fewer than half of all public university students actually pay that, according to government surveys.  Scholarships, grants, and financial aid are three things that help students out. 

Family savings, work/study programs, and student loans also factor in to getting a higher education.

Using your first name only, please let us know what you're doing to prepare for the cost of college,
if you're planning to go.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (346 Responses)
  1. Mallory

    College is overpriced. The only thing to do is try your heart out for a scholarship. I know some people are hoping their parents will pay for it, but that's not reasonable.

    October 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm |
  2. Joey

    For college, I am going to try for a sports scholarship. If i don't get that, my parents have a special account just for college for my brother and me

    October 26, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  3. Caleb

    There is a lot of people that has enough money for collage. But there is a lot out out there that can't to. So almost everbody has a different opinion depending on how much money they have and what they want to go for.

    October 26, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
  4. Alex

    Hopefully I will succeed in middle school and high school enough to get an academic scholarship. I might consider the parent/savings one though. Ha Ha!

    October 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm |
  5. Annie

    I am lucky, I live in a nice area and I do well in school. My mom and dad are saving up for college for me. It would be great to get a scholarship so that they can spend the leftover money on my brothers. College is really expensive and I want to do well in it. I hope that others will be supported so that they can have a bright future!

    October 26, 2011 at 6:12 pm |
  6. Adrienne

    I'm preparing to save up all my money so that I can get a good education and also get good grades.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
  7. Aaron

    Starting at a young age, start saving money. Get a job early at the age of 15 or so. Save ALL of your paycheck money for the 3 years until college. Then you can really take a chunk out of the tuition with your enormous amount of saved money.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
  8. Christopher

    Students should use every available method of paying for collage whether it is student loans,savings or simply taking up a part time job,because you shouldn't have to worry about money until after collage.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
  9. Holden

    I agree with Mallory, she's definately right! College IS overpriced and serious. You should save up all your money that you are currently earning and DON'T spend it on fun.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
  10. Mags

    College, in most cases, cannot be paid for using only one source. Even if someone got a full scholarship four-year, she or he may want to go on to graduate school, which would be another large sum of money. Scholarships can be of great help, but usually they do not cover all expenses. Having a savings account that you are your parents start/started to which you ad money from teenage jobs could help, and, yes, if you're going in for the full eight years, student loans may be necessary. There is no simple answer to this question in most cases; using the resources you have and working with what you can is the best strategy.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:12 pm |
  11. Noah

    Since I was born, my parents have been saving up money for college.
    Also, I will try my best to get a scholarship for basically any subject I can.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:13 pm |
  12. samanatha

    I am preparing for college right now. I am in all advanced classes, and have to work pretty hard. I love animals, and play softball. One thing is important;it is never too early to get ready for college. Be careful what you do and don't do now; it can really bite you in the butt later in life.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  13. bodi

    College is overpriced but you dont need to pay if you study hard as you should be and get a scholarship. The fact that colleges help you with many financial things is also a motivator for you to do better in my opinion. So as you see the main goal overall is that if you study hard you will succeed

    October 26, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
  14. Cassandra

    Paying that much for college isn't really that fair. It should cost more, everyone does need an education, some people can't get one because of that. The colleges should cost a little less, so then the students can still get the scholarship that they were hoping for.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
  15. Micah

    That is way to high for a college price. I think they shold lower the price. If I were you I would just get a scholarship. That way life would go easier and more smoothly than ever.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:01 pm |
  16. Rebekah

    WIth college rates at THAT these days I am thinking about going to an online school like Univeristy of Phionex which offers both options, a campus with hands-on learning, and an online website. Paying so much for college is crazy, even with two kids my parents would never be able to pay that.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
  17. Ben

    In this economic crisis, one of the only ways most people could afford college would be with a scholarship. If I can get any kind of scholarship from any school, even if it's not my choice college, I'd probably opt towards it.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
  18. Chloe

    So far, I am saving money in a bank account for college, putting away half of what I get for holiday or birthday money. I am going to try to get into the job of babysitting to raise even more money for college. Lastly, I am trying to get a scholarship in soccer by practicing a lot and challenging myself... I'm always up for a good challenge. Saving up for college now is a smart idea so that in the future you won't have to go crazy saving in just your junior and senior years of high school.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
  19. Rihcus

    For college, I'm trying for a scholarship.Student loans don't help, and my parents could send me, but i have a sibling who will go to college like 2 years after me

    October 26, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
  20. andrea

    some people are not thing about college some people should thing about it people in high school should thing about it .

    October 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm |
  21. andrea

    i would do a sports scholarship. And if i dont get a scholarship. my parents have money for me and i would pay some of my college some to .

    October 26, 2011 at 9:22 pm |
  22. Paul

    Colleges are just way too pricey these days.That means that I, like most of us, have to go for scholorships. The hard part is finding something you're good enough at to get one.

    October 26, 2011 at 9:25 pm |
  23. Kim

    I am technically in college already. I go to a early college high school. But still, to get the job I want (an Occupational Therapist) I will need to pay for graduate school. I will use a college savings account that was opened when I was born.

    October 26, 2011 at 9:27 pm |
  24. Henry

    My school has a program that lets juniors and seniors take full classes at a nearby classes. Those of us who do this try mostly to go through all of our basic classes, which saves a lot of money for after we graduate. Besides that, I am trying to get a job so I can make money, and I may borrow a little from my family.

    October 26, 2011 at 9:42 pm |
  25. David

    College is very overpriced so when I go to college am going to use many scholarships to get in because am smart.Carl when you went to college what did you use to get in.

    October 26, 2011 at 9:43 pm |
  26. Amrose

    Well if I want to get into college (I do) I would try for a baseball or basketball scolarship. I wouldn't use the student loan because I would have to pay the bank more money than they lent me.

    October 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
  27. jumoke

    i plan to pay for college by mean of either scholorship or student loans. and its very unfortionite that college can put parents and student in debt. that comes from a horrible economy, but going to college is crucial because in order to do what we need to do in this society we have to go to college.

    October 26, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  28. Madalyn

    I think collage is over priced. I am going to get scholarship so I always try to get good grades and get on the honaroll.

    October 26, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  29. James

    I am Indian, so I get special help from the government in paying for college ( not because my parents can't afford it ), but every year the government sets aside money due to a agreement long ago. If I have the grades I will be able to go where ever I want for little cost. If I get accepted...

    October 26, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  30. Micah

    In college i'm going to be a flyer so i'm going to do that and then pay off my student loans. so its going to be complicated!

    October 26, 2011 at 11:02 pm |
  31. Emily

    Im going to try for either a sports scholarship, or one for really good grades, Im also put a lot of money in the bank, to save for college.

    October 26, 2011 at 11:20 pm |
  32. Dezmond

    Saving money from my job putting it in a banking account and try my best to get a scholarship for sports that will help alot.

    October 26, 2011 at 11:20 pm |
  33. Rachel

    I am all about scholarships! I am only a sophomore and I have applied for many of them. I am just going to try to work hard in school, get good grades, and get involved!

    October 27, 2011 at 12:42 am |
  34. alicia

    well i'm actually saving money and also studying a lot so i can have a greater possibilities of getting a better education

    October 27, 2011 at 1:09 am |
  35. Maria

    College is expensive as an undocumented student I have started looking for scholarships which will be my primary resource to go to college.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:36 am |
  36. Zooey

    College is my goal. To get a scholarship is up there, too. I guess my best way to gat into college must be to get a job in high school, then have student loans. I need to learn how to be independent with my money and this is how I plan to start.

    October 27, 2011 at 7:07 am |
  37. Derek

    College is very expensive the best thing to do would be to try your hardest for a scholarship

    October 27, 2011 at 7:41 am |
  38. Erin

    For college I want to try and get a scholarship. And work. A lot. I'll be paying for college all by myself because my mom has no money to send me through.

    October 27, 2011 at 7:55 am |
  39. Angèle

    I am planing to go to college & the way I'm planing to pay for it is to keep a savings for it, or if I get my grades really good, then maybe I'll get a scholarship. (:

    October 27, 2011 at 7:56 am |
  40. corey

    I would need help to pay for college from my family. it so expensive for a goo education

    October 27, 2011 at 7:57 am |
  41. sarah

    I think that I will try to get some scholarships so I dont have to pay as much for my education. If I do not get scholarships I have already started saving some money.

    October 27, 2011 at 8:00 am |
  42. Madalyn

    I think collage cost way to much money. Im going to collage to be a doctor, but my parents don't want to pay for it. I am trying to get a scholarship so i always try for honor roll and get m good grades.

    October 27, 2011 at 8:39 am |
  43. Michael

    College being overprice because there can be a family that cant afford college but the student is good enough to go.

    October 27, 2011 at 8:52 am |
  44. dana

    I,m planing to go to college and I think that my parents will pay it because I know that they are saving money for me and my siblings. If I am good at something, maybe I'll get a scholarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 8:53 am |
  45. Sara

    For college, I am going to try for a sports scholarship. I think that getting one is a easy way to pay for college, but I realize if I don't get it, I have to search for student loans.

    October 27, 2011 at 8:55 am |
  46. hank

    me and my parents are saving money for my college

    October 27, 2011 at 9:14 am |
  47. Tyler

    I hope to get a scholarship to go to college. I want to play cornerback at the university of Texas and that will pay for my college tuition.

    October 27, 2011 at 9:15 am |
  48. Owen

    Im going for a scholarship but if i do not get that I will be Getting a part time job to help cover the cost. A student loan maybe needed. Student loans are over priced and truely a hard thing to pay back.

    October 27, 2011 at 9:16 am |
  49. Andrew

    I plan to save up money to pay for college and acheive good grades and apply for scholarships to less the payments i will have to make to complete college.

    October 27, 2011 at 9:20 am |
  50. theov

    Its okay to borrow money for college but you should start saving up early.
    But it depends on the job you have or pay and rent

    October 27, 2011 at 9:30 am |
  51. Grant

    I want a golf scholarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 9:32 am |
  52. Dani

    I plan on getting a job and saving money, and also getting student loans, and sholarships. Also I plan on going to a 2 year college, then maybe advance to a 4 year to finish my master in Elementary Education.

    October 27, 2011 at 9:55 am |
  53. Kali

    If I go to college I'm gonna have to work very hard. We can't really pay for it right now, but if I work hard I can pay for myself.

    October 27, 2011 at 9:55 am |
  54. Jacob

    I think it is fair that students are charged extra. It encourages them to try harder to get a scholarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 9:56 am |
  55. Mikey

    Well, I hope to get a scholarship to pay for my college, although scholarships are very few and selective.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:36 am |
  56. jorge

    If you don't have the money to pay try to get a scholarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  57. Austin

    I am hoping to get a scholarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:38 am |
  58. Aubrey

    I'm going to try to get an Art scholarship,and i know i will get it because i can draw and paint and i have hope in my self and i know i can get striate A's.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  59. Rhyan

    When i go to collage i will use a scollership and some student loans

    October 27, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  60. justin

    college is alot of money i think its not fair to kids that dont recive a scolarship what if there not smart enough. College should be an amount that every body should aford

    October 27, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  61. Riley

    I'm gonna try to get a scholarship by getting good grades.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  62. Julia

    My plan is to have my have my parents save up for me to go to college, if they end up not saving up ill concentrate on getting good grades and to get a scholarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:39 am |
  63. Lilly

    My mother, father, and grandparents are adding to my bank account for college. But they aren't the only ones saving up to help me, I am saving up, any time I get money I store it away somewhere safe so no one finds it and takes it. I even give up my lunch to save up.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:40 am |
  64. Valerie

    I think everyone hopes for a scholar ship. I'm just hoping I'll get into a good college.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:41 am |
  65. Aaron

    I think we all should try to get a scholar ship

    October 27, 2011 at 10:41 am |
  66. wesley

    I am am not going to college but if I was I would get a military scholarship or work hard.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:42 am |
  67. luisa

    I would try to get a part time job that would help me pay for college and my parents are going to help me pay for it too.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:42 am |
  68. Anne

    I've thought of college ever since 3rd grade. My aunt works in the office of one, so it's just always been in my mind. I've asked my parents if their saving up for college, so i'm hoping that I get a scholarship for my good grades, or something in the arts, or music.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:43 am |
  69. lizbeth

    For college, I trying to get a scholarship so my parents don't have to pay so many money.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:44 am |
  70. Britan!

    For collage I plan on getting a full scholarship. I also plan on getting that scholarship by graduating high school with a 4.0 GPA. Hopefully if I maintain my 4.0 GPA through out collage, i can keep my full scholarship to the collage/university of my choice.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:44 am |
  71. Dylan

    For college i am either going to try to get a sport's scholarship or get a scholarship for god grades but if i don't get either my family will help pay for my college funds.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:44 am |
  72. Spencer

    I think that students should pay back their loans. But I want to get a football scholarship so I don't have to pay for collage. Or I want to get a scholarship for good grades.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:45 am |
  73. Aaron

    I think we all should try to get a scholar ship and get a job just in case we dont get one also it helps if you start saving at a young age and dont use it for anything unless you really need to like for food or power thats a few reasons why we need to save up.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:45 am |
  74. samantha

    I plan to save the money I save from a job for my college, because I want to pay my our my way I don't want to depend on anyone but myself.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:45 am |
  75. Taylin

    For college I am going to get a full scholarship by graduating high school with a 4.0 GPA. And I will have a good grade all through college and keep my scholarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:45 am |
  76. Dane

    I want a sports scholarship for basketball and if I don't get that I want a scholarship to pay for most or all of school because of good grades.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:46 am |
  77. Tyson

    I think that students should pay for their student loans but a smarter way to get to college is save. One way i'm hoping to get to scolarship in basket ball.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:46 am |
  78. Aaron

    When I go to college, my best chance is to get a scholarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:47 am |
  79. Alisa

    When I turn 14 I'm going to start saving my money until I'm 18 and i hope that i will have a enough money with the money that i saved. I also would like to try and get a scholarship of any kind. I would like to get in a collage that has dorm room housing and get a job while in college so when i graduate I have money for an apartment close to a job.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:49 am |
  80. Kolbe

    I would like to get a football, or track scholarship. Then I would either go to Wyoming, or BYU, or for my very last is Michigan. If I didn't get it I would want the Daniel's fund scholarship by working as hard as I could to get valedictorian. Then I would go to Utah, BYU, or very last is Michigan.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:51 am |
  81. JAZZY

    For college I am going to try and get a scholarship. To get my scholarship I am going to work my hardest to get good grades, do all my classwork. But just in case I don't get my scholarship I am going to save up my money and pay my way into college. The college I want to go to is the Laramie Wyoming Community College. But if i want to get in i have to work hard, keep my grade up, and try to listen and pay attention to learn all the stuff i need to know.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:53 am |
  82. Martin

    I believe in working for your money, that includes money for education. I am going to join the Marines to get a job, and if everything works out, I'll pay for college that way.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:53 am |
  83. Maddie

    I plan to save money from a high school job. My parents are also saving up. I hope to get a scholarship as well for media broadcasting.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:55 am |
  84. Alexandria

    I,m joining the military to help pay for college and enlis as an officer

    October 27, 2011 at 11:05 am |
  85. Nicole

    I will definitely try my best to get a scholarship. I don't know what for, though. Other than that, my grandmother has a savings account set up specifically for college. If for some reason that's not available, I guess I'll have to try to come up with money, or maybe my parents would help out.

    October 27, 2011 at 11:07 am |
  86. Mary

    College does get expensive, but you just need to work hard and get everything payed.

    October 27, 2011 at 11:09 am |
  87. Lacey

    I'm planning on paying for college through a combination of options. I plan on using loans, FAFSA, and savings. On top of that, I am applying for every scholarship possible. No one can go wrong by spending 30 minutes applying for a scholarship that will end up in a $500 revenue.

    October 27, 2011 at 11:10 am |
  88. Chuck

    To pay for college, I chose to sign up to defend my Country and enlisted in a military branch. Which will in return, along with maintaining a certain GPA, will help pay for some of my school.

    October 27, 2011 at 11:14 am |
  89. Cole

    I am planning to get into a great college so that i can get a high-paying job. With a high-paying job it will be easier to pay back my student loans. I am also hoping for a scholarship for sports or from academics.

    October 27, 2011 at 11:19 am |
  90. Reed

    I am trying to save for college and to get a 4-H Scholarship. If I do not I will have to think of something

    October 27, 2011 at 11:21 am |
  91. Donny

    College is not going to be easy to get into, especially a prestigious school. A middle class person such as I, is going to have to rely on getting good grades, getting scholarships and doing whatever I can to play for the cost.

    October 27, 2011 at 11:22 am |
  92. Lucien

    My family has been saving up for collage ever since I was born. Every month they put in about ten dollars and on my birthday they put in 20. I asume that I will still need to get a job in a few years but it definitely helps to have backup.

    October 27, 2011 at 11:22 am |
  93. Galen

    In preparing to pay for collage I am staring a savings and plan to work to help pay while in collage

    October 27, 2011 at 11:23 am |
  94. Meghan

    I'm planning on going, to college. I think i'm going to work for it, get a lone and my parents are going to help pay.

    October 27, 2011 at 11:41 am |
  95. Ryan

    Parent/Saving is probably how id pay for college.

    October 27, 2011 at 11:45 am |
  96. Tyler

    My parents have funds saved up for me if i were to decide to go to college, scholarships would be a plus but aren't really needed.

    October 27, 2011 at 11:46 am |
  97. Andrew

    my parents have a savings for me. and im going to try to get scholarships. its unfair for the people that can afford to pay for it and they dont get enough scholarships because than they have do decide how to pay for it and that might make them not want to go.

    October 27, 2011 at 11:47 am |
  98. Moses

    I am going to try and obtain some kind of music scholarship. I always will attempt to obtain some academic scholarships, such as mathematics and literature. This should be easy seeing as I am part of Chorus and Band, and I will continue with them until I graduate.

    October 27, 2011 at 11:53 am |
  99. Taylor

    Student Loans and Scholarship money, because there are five kids in the family so its a bit tough on the parents saving money for all five of us.

    October 27, 2011 at 11:55 am |
  100. Allison

    I am going to try to get a sports scholarship. But if that doesnt work out my mom has been working at UNT for over ten years so I get a discount for that.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:34 pm |
  101. Bailey

    For my college im going to get a sport scholarship i think its a good idea

    October 27, 2011 at 12:34 pm |
  102. Russell

    im hopping for a sports scholarship if not i have account for me im allso saving money for a car and collage

    October 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
  103. kelby

    Collage is a good thing.but the prices are not. some people cant aford collage. and i think that they should lower the prices.help the poor. make the price for collage lower plz..

    October 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
  104. Macy

    I think it is kind of smart but they should have a intrest fee only after a certian amount of time.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
  105. Katie

    I'm an author, and I hope to get a writing scholorship some day. If I can't, I suppose it would be good if I started saving now, huh?

    October 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
  106. Brandon

    the gest way is to get your parents to start a savings acount and get as much scholarships as possible because college is really expensive.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
  107. Russell

    im hopping for a sports scholarship if not i have account for me im allso saving money for collage my self

    October 27, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
  108. Emma-Lee

    For college i planb to get an acting, singing, and/or writing scholarship to NYU, but if that doesnt work i'll probably go to University of Texas at Austin.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
  109. Bailey

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to college, but I might go to Serve. Its a hard decision for me..if i do my parents have already created a bank account for me and theres some money in there... in high school im going to get a part time job but nothing major.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
  110. Derian

    I think you should try for a sports scholarship,but if your not good at sports you should start saving up for college.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
  111. Andrew

    I am planning on doing exceedingly good grades in college, and also going by scholarships. Because it is easier on the student and parent on financial issues, But if we didnt focus to much on war we could get free college like Sweeden.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
  112. Noah

    im gonna try to get a big sports scholarship tp pay for my college

    October 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
  113. trent

    i think i would want a scolarship but i dont think i would get a loan because a couple of years later u would have to pay them back instead of saving your money that u have put aside for other reasons like apartment rent or ect.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
  114. Anonymous

    i would pay for a scohlorship for music,techer, hair,makeup plus it would be bad for people who cant pay for it so like the people who are rich can but not the ones who are poor which is not fair at all i would so they shoukd make it to were if you cant pay for it they dont have too.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  115. Ben

    My dad is veteran in the U.S. marine corp. With veteran benifits my undergrad is already paid for. Not many students have that benefit. Scholarships are a great way to pay for college.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  116. Jason

    college is way overpriced. because all u do is study for years but its the job u want makes how long u study for it. i want to be a football player if i want that job i have to be a a student and go to college for 4 years and then be on my way but college is way overpriced and its to long to study for your dream job.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
  117. sunny

    i am going to get a college degree for foot ball

    October 27, 2011 at 12:44 pm |
  118. Emily

    I am going to work hard and accomplish my interests and get many scholarships to go towards grades and volleyball and I will be accepted in all the colleges I want to be in, and that will all happen because of my grades, scholarships and mainly my hard work. With hard work you can accomplish the most difficult dreams.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  119. Mario~

    I am going to try for a scholarship. To work hard and to try.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  120. Ashley

    It is not right that we have to pay a lot of money just for college I guess over 800 dollars is okay but having to pay a lot of money is just not right. It is okay if you get scholarships from basketball or football but if you don't get a scholarship you should not have to pay that much money for that.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  121. Nikko

    For collage I am going to try and get a sports scholarship if I don`t get that I will be happy with a different scholarship

    October 27, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  122. Pedro

    If the government wants successful people that can maybe be president well they need to study for that and if they cant pay they cant be president.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
  123. Brittany

    I am going to attempt to get a scholarship. If I can't earn a scholarship then I will have to use the money my parents are saving for college.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
  124. Mark

    I'm going to a signed to play college football and get scholarships.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
  125. Missael

    I'ma try sports and get a scholarship I'll pick the best sport im good at and hopefully get a scholarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
  126. M@ttie

    i think that if you need a loan for collage that you shouldn't have to pay interest because if you cant pay for school in the first place what make you think that you have extra money to pay interest and repay the loan i my self wont even be able to have enough money to pay for college and will have to take a loan out so i think that people who struggle with money issue should not have to pay intrest

    October 27, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
  127. Kayla(:

    Ello! I Think We Should Go For What Our Hearts Want To Do.I Personally Think We Should Do What We Want To D.I Had A Friend Who Didn't Get A Scholarship And Her Parents Kicked Her Out.):GO FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO DO!!1

    October 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  128. Nolan

    I think they should have to pay the money for collage because then it gets them ready for the real world.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  129. Danae

    I hope to get a scholarship, but if I don't my parents have a bank account saved with collage money for my sister and I.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  130. Tristan

    My parents are really encouraging about college and I think they'll help pay at first, but then after a while I'll have to get a part-time job and help pay the rest.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  131. Tiffany

    College is expensive and not everyone can use savings to pay for college. I am going to try. I have my college life all planned out and I plan on working beforehand to save up money and to work during college to make my way through. But what I don't make in working money I will ask my family to help with.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  132. Justin

    I agree that college is over priced,but how else are they supposed to buy textbooks and computers. They should drop there prices but people are asking to pay so little that we are asking for no sports and no new technology!

    October 27, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  133. M@ttie

    i think that people who are not as fortunate as others should not have to pay for interest they have a hard enough time repaying the loan we need to give them a break so instead of focusing on college they are worrying about money

    October 27, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  134. Inandaaa

    If i was going to college i would save up for a sports scholarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  135. cinthya

    For collage,I am going to try for a Sports Scholarship.If i don't get that then,My parents have a special account just for Collage for me and my sister.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  136. Caitlin

    I am choosing to go to a commutity college to ease the pressure on my parents wallet. Also, I really don't want to go to college in the first place so I'm not going to waste thousands of dollars to go to a university when I can get the same education and degree for cheaper.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
  137. Lindsey

    I am planning on getting a student loan to pay for college. But I am not sure if that is the only way I will be paying for college. I may also try for scholarships and use some savings. College is just to espensive to only use one way of paying for it.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
  138. leticia

    IF COLLEGE IS OVERPRICED AND YOU WANT TO GO TO COLLEGE YOU HAVE TO GET GOODGADES IN HIGHSCHOOL AND WORK YOUR HAEDEST IM GOING TO SAVEINGS AND YOU COLUD DO A CAR WASH TO RAIES MONEY FOR COLLEG FUNDS BUT I THINK THEY SHOULD LOWER THE COAST

    October 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
  139. Katarina

    im going to do my best in school and try to get a scholarship. my parents have set up a bank account for all 4 kids in my family where we can save up money for college, and if there is any extra then we use that for supplies, or decorating our dorms.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
  140. austin

    I am going to try to earn at least a partial scholarship and pay for the rest

    October 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm |
  141. Angie

    My family is saving up, but I am also hoping to get a scholarship it would help a lot!

    October 27, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
  142. Chris

    I hope to get a scholarship in anything

    October 27, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
  143. Kobie

    My parents have been saving up since i was born and i could use loans for the rest of cost

    October 27, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
  144. Samantha

    Me, my mom, and are going to pay for college.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
  145. Nate

    I don't know what I'm going to do, but I will probably get a job and save up as much as possible and get a loan for the rest.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
  146. Monica

    I'm starting a bank account and as I work I'm going to put money in every week and my parents are going to help pay for it too.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
  147. Brian

    For college, I am going to try for a sports scholarship if I don't get one I don't know what to do then.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
  148. Brittany

    My grandparent are helping me with my future college money, but I am also going to get a job that is going towards it also. And everything else is probably going to be a loan from the bank, anything to get into college.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
  149. nibbly

    I am planning to pay by saving up at home and if so be it I will get a student loan possibly.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
  150. Jake

    Im setting aside most of my money for collage and then try to get a scloarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
  151. Jeff

    I am goin to try to get a scholarship, and if that doesn't work I will go into my savings or ask my parents. Then my last option would be the student loan because college is already expensive and a student loan would make it even more expensive

    October 27, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
  152. pie

    My parents have special accounts at the bank for me to go to college. I am still only in middle schoolso hopefully i will be offereda sclorship of some sort. My life long dream to to be a cosmatoligist and to get a business degree in cosmatoligy. Wish me luck 🙂

    October 27, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
  153. Zach

    I plan on paying for college by living off campus(it's cheaper)and get a job while i use my savings

    October 27, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
  154. RJ

    I plan to save up a load of money, get a good job, and maybe get my parents to chip in. I would try to get maximum wage and stay at my job for years.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
  155. Dan

    I am more than likley going to get a student loan. However I also have a account in the bank for the prices of college. I know that if i do get a student loan, my pockets will probley be empty!

    October 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
  156. Tyler

    For college my parents have been saving money i have been doing sports and other activities hoping to get scholarships from doing storts.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
  157. luke

    i have gotten trust funds from my gmas and that probaly wont even get me close to that so i think im going to try to get a scholarship and even with a scholarship im probally getting a student loan to because colloge is so expensive and you need to go to colloge to get a decent job nowadays

    October 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
  158. Anonymous

    i am planning to get a job over summer to pay for collage. i also am going to try to get schalorships and of course probably have my parents help me pay for collage.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
  159. ~ Emily

    i want to go to college how am i going to pay for it? I am going to work hard in sports and work hard in school. hopefully that will get me a scholarship, and if that doesn't work. then i plan to get a job in the summer and go to school and pay year by year. thats what i'm going to do.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
  160. megan

    the best thing you can do to go to collage is try and get a scholorship. it may be hard but if you try your hardest and it will help you get threw collage for cheaper..... me personaly am going to try and get a scholorship for basketball or softball, maybe volleyball.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
  161. Kain

    I'm going to try for a schoarship, by getting good grades and working insted of all the other stuff that could distract me from my future job. people of CNN dont give up for something you love.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
  162. lamar

    i am going to colege and i plan on either a scholarship of my parents.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
  163. Kelsey

    To pay for my collage I am to get a job during the summer to pay for some of the price that is cost to get into collage. I am also going to try to alply for scholarships to get into collage. I am also going to try my hardest to do my best in school trough middle school and highschool.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
  164. holly

    for college i plan to get a scholarship from tech ed club, but if i don't i'm going to get a loan. plus my parents are saving up.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
  165. andreas

    I think that people should not be paying thousands of dollars on college funds because some peole want to get smarter and get good jobs. I hope that Barack Obama changes that so i can go to a good college and pay a small amount.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
  166. Zach

    I think that people should not be paing thousinds of dallars for callage . But the collage should just let u in and then just teach you untill you want to leave.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
  167. Logan

    I do not have my college money planned out but hopefully i can get a scholarship for college but if not we will use the money we have saved up and work for tuition.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
  168. Dylinh

    I believe that most people will try to get as many scholarships as they can, especially if their parents won't be able to pay for much of the costs. I will try to get as many scholarships as possible or possibly get a job during high school to save up to pay for college, but I think that my mom will be able to pay for half, if not most, of the costs. Though I will get a student loan only if I have to.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
  169. Liz

    I plan to pay for college with a sports scholarship in soccer. If I can't do that then I will use the bank account that my parents and I have created for college, And if nessesary I will use a student loan.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
  170. Justin

    The best way to save for college is to start right away, don't procrastinate. Figure out a plan with your parents or counselor. I Am trying to get a scolarship in marching, that way I could get a full ride through.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
  171. Gabe

    In order to pay for college I’ve been filling out a ton of scholarships from everywhere that I can. I hope to get a grant to ease the burden of paying for the college that I choose to go to with the help of the scholarships that I receive. I might go to a community college to start off with so I won’t have as much tuition as if I were to go to a 4-year university right away. For right now though I do not plan on taking out any student loans unless I do not get enough money from scholarships and grants to pay for college.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:14 pm |
  172. ~ Jyssica~

    For college I plan to get some scholarship money and have my family help me out with college. I am going to a community college for my first 2 years but then I will transfer to a university. College can be expensive but my family and scholarships are going to help me out a lot I think and you can get a job for the food and utilities you need to pay by living on your own. College students can get a job and pay back their parents for helping them pay for college but scholars will really help you out in the long run for college. First year college students are going to be scared of living on their own because they will not have their parents by their side

    October 27, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  173. Braiden

    The things I am going to do to prepare for college are pass every grade, get a good education and save up a lot of money and get a loan.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
  174. Luke

    I am going to study my hardest and go to high school and save up for college. I hope to go to college and get a good job!

    October 27, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
  175. Sydney

    I think i am going to try and get a scholership because its to expensive. I heard you can get a scholership for volleyball and i have played volleyball since i was 7. So im going to try and get a vollyball scholer ship.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
  176. Sammi

    I am planning to earn a scholarship and if I don't get one then I shall save all of my money for what I LOVE to do.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
  177. chance

    I plan to get a scholarship.But in the event that I don't get a scholarship, my family is saving for college.If some crisis happens and the money has to be taken out I probably just won't go to college.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  178. Ashlie

    I think that people should save for college because they're the person who are going, not the bank, nor their parents, and the college can choose them if they strive to get a scholarship. If they're not able to pay, they should wait until they can. My parents are making me save, so these people should be able to, too. They need to be responsible, and if they want to get into college, then they should work for it themselves.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
  179. Melody

    College is over-priced. I am going to try for a scholership and if i don't get one....well then i guess i am not going to college. If i do get to go to college then i want to go to Harverd

    October 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
  180. Dillon

    I think i would pay with a scholarship if i got one.If not i would get a job and save up for college like everybody else.You could try getting a scholarship in different sports to.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  181. Josalynne

    I think it should be paid by getting a scholarship.The president is already paying enough for jobs we should just stay the same like we have been for years and just stick with scholarships.Students can get scholarships for almost anything they are interested in.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  182. cas

    I think if you get a job you can go to collage you could get a good scholarship.I think If you save up all your money all your life you can. I have been saving and you need to save up early because it cost a lot.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  183. Mikaylah

    I think it should be paid by a scholarship.I think every student would be able to get a scholarship for college. They can get scholarships lots of ways sports,cooking,and subjects.If you get a scholarship you only have to pay at least half to get in to college.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  184. Samantha

    I love science so I would do everything I can to get into collage. I have no idea what I would do, but I do know that the choice of a loan would be my last.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  185. Melly

    For college I am planning on working and getting student loans as well as scholarships my parent can not afford it

    October 27, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  186. Shannon

    What I'm going to do is, even if authors need to go to college, go to college and become an author and maybe help animals in wildlife who are injured, sick, heal them and help them, and then release them in a safer, healthier, natural habitat, so that they can still be happy, and rejoin their kin in their new home. I personally think that the expectations for college are too high. I mean, does everyone get a summer job in high school? No, so only snotty rich people could end up in college, and they're rich enough where they probably think that they only need employment to impress their parents. I'm probably going to pay with my own money though, if i earn enough for it.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  187. Kaylee

    I am going to try to get a volleyball scolarship because i consider myself pretty good at it and ive been playing since i was in first grade.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
  188. Amy

    I will make a good grade and find part time jobs. I will save all my money; from my job, my birthday and new year and use it to pay for college.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  189. ashley

    i am going to do in collage is laern about pets because i want to be vetchanin i will my work and i will do what they say about cats and dogs i hope i get to learn how to help a cat or any kind of animal i just like to help animals it herts me to see annimals get hurt i wuold help them and i just want to be vetchanrin it would mean a lot to me i hope i get in

    October 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  190. Gabriella

    Well drama class sounds greate for me so im thinking I want to go to college so I can be an actriss thats what ive wanted to be sence I was 6.. My Dad has a account for me so I will for sure go to college.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
  191. Evelyn

    Its all about the money. But where can we get it if we are in such a bad economy? The only thing that I can do is start signing up for as many scholarships that i can for college.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
  192. faith

    I think that kids should pay with their own money to get into college. when they pay with money it shows that they really want to go to college. college is really important when you get out of high school.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  193. anoah

    I think that the kids that plan on going to college should have a lone from the government.Or they try for a scholarship.then if they don't get a scholarship get a job.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  194. Nina

    The way I am going to prepare for the cost of college is go to work at any part time job there is, and start working until I have enough money for college

    October 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  195. Christian

    I will ask my mom or dad for money! Or maybe work for it...

    October 27, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  196. Maraky

    Scholarships, scholarships, and more scholarships!! It is too tough of an economy to have my parents pay or try to save up for it. Grants and financial aid will as well be a great deal of support. I am trying to lean away from pulling out student loans, because it would be too much of a hassle to worry about.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  197. spencer

    i like the idea

    October 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  198. kyle

    I think that college is a bit pricy, but I am an athlete and i plan to go to school on a scholarship! Love the show man

    October 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  199. Calysta

    I am going to pay for college by scholarships for my grades and softball and basketball.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  200. Victor

    To prepare for college I will apply to college and work there to pay my college tuition. If that doesn't cut it, I am going to ask my parents to lend me the money and when I have enough saving I will pay my parents back.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  201. pj

    i am going to try to get a sport scholarship to go to Penn state and play soccer as a goalie

    October 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  202. Patrick

    Through high school I will save up for a cheaper but good college so I can get a good education and pay less than usual.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  203. Kali

    Me and my family are planning on paying it with a Scholarship I will get from my good grades and from studies.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  204. Nathan

    I think that college is too expensive enough said.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  205. Jacob

    I want to be able to pay for college by a scholarship but if I am not able to I will work and some will probably helped by my parents.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  206. caleb

    the way im going to pay for college is by getting a scholarship on art.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  207. Beatriz

    I am really not that to worry because I have A's and B's so thats a scholarship and my parents are saving money for me.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  208. Amanda

    I think its nice. Some people aren't the rich, so they should be able to do a student loan.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  209. Sebastian

    I want to get a scholarship to go to college. The scholarship would be for soccer because I'm really good. If I don't get a scholarship I will thankfully get a student loan and pay it back.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  210. Jeremy

    My parents have been saving money for me and my older brother but hopefully i can get a paper route and earn some money myself.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  211. jacob

    how would pay that much for college thats just stupid they should beable to pay less than how much they have to

    October 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  212. abbie

    i dont now but I wiil ask my parents to help me to pay for collage

    October 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  213. justeen

    i work hard at schhol so i have a chance for a scholarship but if i don't i end up with that i have a account that i put all my money into just in case.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  214. Alexander

    I do not really know how I am going to pay for college.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  215. Sana

    What I will do to prepare for college is to get good grades in high school so I can get itno a good college. In order to do that, I will study and work hard to prepare for the cost of college.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  216. Nicholas.

    College is the most important education if you want to get a good job. You will most likely have to go to college. (In less you are good at sports.)
    Also. Carl what did you do?

    October 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  217. Cody

    For college i am going to see if i can get a scholarship. If i don't get a scholarship i already have some college credits so i'll have to pay less because i don't have to go as long. Other then that it is way overpriced

    October 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  218. Brandon

    I will try to get a scholarship so I won't have to pay for it. It will make anybody with it have an awesome life.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  219. Milika

    College is overpriced, the only thing to do is to do your best in school for a scholarship. And if it doesn't work out I'll most likely go to a community college first than finish up at a university. You get the same education from Community College, of course depending on your classes. Other than that there's no other way to turn to but getting a student loan and hope for the best.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  220. Andrew

    I am going to do well in school and do chores in my house so my mom pays me. When I'm old enough I'll get a job.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  221. Sean

    Some ways I would save money are work hard, and get a scholarship

    October 27, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  222. Alyssa

    What I;m going to do to prepare for the cost of colge is start saving now as a kid. I;ll spend some and save some money. I can also get a job and start paying when I get my job. The last thing I can do is do well in school and get a scholarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  223. karla

    With college and tuition fees always rising there isn't one solid way of paying for it. Right now I am trying my best in high school in order to get the best grades and test scores that I can, this way I'll be able to apply for scholarships. I am also trying to keep an open mind set and apply for any financial that i can get as well as any job opportunity.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  224. Samantha

    Me, my mom, and my dad are going to pay for college.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  225. Julia

    I'm going to prepare for college by helping out with stuff, save, get a part time job or I could try to get good grades so the school will pay half and I'll be set for life.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  226. Mozard

    I will work hard and read for me to go to college but I will have money too.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  227. Michael

    I am aiming for a scholarship, but having money saved up from your parents is also a good choice. Although, I do think that doing well in School could really pay off. You could then spend the money on something fun for the family or for savings.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  228. Jaina

    I;m going to have good grades so I can get a scholarship and if I don't get a scholarship, I am still going to have to save up. I'm going to get a job to save. Also my parent can probably give me money so I can pay for college.

    October 27, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  229. Colin

    I believe that since I am intelligent I can start looking for scholarships probably in my freshman year. Going to college is one of the things I need to do in life to become what I want to be requires a college degree. Most jobs in America require college degrees,or at least most of the very success – ful jobs

    October 27, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
  230. Meghan

    I think college is getting way to expensive. But Princeton has so many donors so they are pretty much free. You just have to have amazing grades to get in, which is very challenging. If I don't make it into Princeton I would definitely try to get a scholarship. If that doesn't work my parents have been saving up my whole lifetime to pay for it. So I have 3 plans, and one will definitely work.

    October 27, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
  231. Danielle

    I have several ways to go to collage. My grandpa has a savings account, also im in girl scouts and at the end when you went througt everything you get a collage fund from that too. I'm plaining to be a mederolgist so it will take a while.

    October 27, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
  232. Derrick

    I am hoping that I can get grants and scholarships to get me through college because my mother won't pay for me.

    October 27, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
  233. Jacee

    My family has been trying to help me prepare for college since I was born. My parents won’t be paying a cent for my college education, but they started a savings account for me when I was younger and I have been putting money in it every chance I get. Even with putting in birthday money and some of my income after I got a job it will still not put a dent in the cost. I hope to receive academic scholarships and also maybe a partial athletic scholarship. I will take out student loans for the rest that I need. I am hoping to take out as little in loans as possible so that I don’t have to pay it back later.

    October 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
  234. sarah

    it is a good way for every thing that is now set up because i want to go to collage and that would be a amazing way to pay for the wonders of collage

    October 27, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
  235. Patrick

    Why would u pay so much money for school

    October 27, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
  236. Jaclyn

    I plan to go to college on a scholarship. I want to be a marine biologist and to do that I must go to college. College is so expensive.

    October 27, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
  237. Jennifer

    My parents have been saving up money since I was born.They started like even before I born knowing that they want me to go to college I am tying my hardest in school and wanting to go and prove that I can be successful.

    October 27, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
  238. joshua

    thats no fair most of us have to work for money...

    October 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
  239. Kaci

    I have to get a scholarship because both of my sisters work at McDonald's and my mom said she would mad if I followed my sisters I have two different choices. One is athletic and two is a science program.If I don't get a scholarship then my parents are saving as much as possible.

    October 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
  240. Dustin

    i will get a scholarship to ASU (:

    October 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
  241. Kalee

    I'm just saving up for college

    October 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
  242. Jacob

    Scholarship, it is an easy way to get into collage and collage is to expensive that way any money for collage goes to me

    October 27, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  243. jazmin

    i think students should have a chance to go to college without paying.

    October 27, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  244. phillip

    i hope to get a scholarship because collage is expensive who would pay that much for education

    October 27, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  245. Kandyse

    A collage can not deny you because it is a school program. In many occasions you have to fill out a form so they know how much you make and they can help out with books. My family is starting a savings account for me and my little cousins so we can go to collage.

    October 27, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  246. nathan

    i think that college cost a lot but it"s going to be worth it is what i think

    October 27, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  247. vianka..

    i would umm.. save my money! because i don't want MY parents to oay it for me i mean they done alot soooooooooooooooooo...ima pay for myself !

    October 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  248. ethan:D

    I am trying for a scholarship every summer i go to this conference called the NYLC for young leaders that my teachers nominated me for. Through this i can get a scholarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  249. hannah

    i will get a loan

    October 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  250. Hayleee

    I Am Getting A Full Scholarship. For My Smarts. Some People Are Gonna Drop Out Cause They Don't Have Enough Money For Anything..

    October 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  251. hannah

    i think that collage is expensive but i am not worried i have 2 thousand dollars invested.

    October 27, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
  252. Anonymous

    I have always planed to go to college and have the a job at the same time to pay off for my college. Even if its to expensive I am still going to college. 🙂

    October 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
  253. Alan

    I'm planning going to college,and my parents are saving money.

    October 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
  254. bronson

    college overpriced without a doubt how to pay for it who knows.

    October 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm |
  255. alan

    i think that college is too expensive and that might make kids not go to college

    October 27, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
  256. Francis

    I am going to study as hard as I can to get a scholarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
  257. Ariana

    I think you should work hard during school so you will get accepted for a scholarship for college in the first plac

    October 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
  258. Jordan

    tell your parents to get a good job so you can go to college or you get a job

    October 27, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
  259. Austin

    To nathan collage is worth it if you go to collage you can make more money in any job! jobs such as a police officer they make more money the you would working at MC Donald's to be successful you have to have a degree. Doctors lawyers FBI teachers they all have a degree in something. so what im trying to say is with a degreE you will make morE money at any job!

    October 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
  260. Avery

    I plan on getting an academic scholarship to Harvard University.

    October 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
  261. Kelvin

    there shold be a program other than parent savings or scholar ship that pays for the underaverage kids.

    October 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
  262. Isaiah

    I plan to get a scholarship by working hard in school and playing sports, so I won't have to ask for money from a bank or my parents. I feel confident about that, so there is no need to worry for me.

    October 27, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
  263. Raheal

    I think that they should lower the prices for the dept for college they already have alot of money

    October 27, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
  264. michael

    i am get to college by save money up and going working

    October 27, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
  265. Rachel

    Unfortunately , I do not plan on going to Collage. Once I turn 18 , I will be going to Job Corps to study how to be a Car Mechanic. After I graduate from Job Corps and get my certificate of completion. I will be going to U.T.I. for most experience training and after I finish my time at U.T.I they will support me by giving me a very high leveled Job ! (:

    October 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
  266. michael

    i am going to get to college by saving. I am going to do this by going to work. I will also probably need to apply for a student loan.

    October 27, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
  267. caprini

    i plan on paying for it by grants. I'm trying to start college right now. i do agree that college is expensive though.......

    October 27, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
  268. Junior

    College is expensive so forget college Im going for my dreams witch has nothing to do with college. College should be lowered so people can actually go to college and graduate or only accept people who graduated High School with good standards and good discipline.
    Keeping kids from college will keep society from receiving new doctors and lawyers and teachers.

    October 27, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
  269. alyssa

    if i would get a lone i would pay it back i would go to college i would get a job and pay it back or get a lone and pay it back .

    October 27, 2011 at 4:33 pm |
  270. lukas

    I'm planing on paying with some money i save,my job,a scholarship,and maybe a little from my parents

    October 27, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  271. david

    it will help more people get into collage.

    October 27, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  272. hogey

    i think that college is expensive but why. its just for a career or a better job. thats all i think college is for,so why so expensive.

    October 27, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  273. Alaina

    I want to get a scholarship but if that doesn't happen I will get a student loan.

    October 27, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  274. Marisol

    I plan on going to college by savings and work and the 5 thousand I have already and while in college for 8 years becoming a vet I will also be play college softball for 4 years!

    October 27, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  275. monica

    I think you should pay for own for your collage.Yea your parents can pitch In If they wanted to.You have to work hard because one day mom and dad aren't going to be there to do everything for you.

    October 27, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  276. katriel

    i think your parents should save because not only will it help you out it will help me out........i can bye them stuff

    October 27, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  277. Nate

    I am planning on going to college because I want to have a good job. You have to have a good job in order to get money. You need money to buy stuff. Ect. Ect. Ect.

    October 27, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
  278. nicholas

    i think it is good

    October 27, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
  279. Jade

    I am planning to get a scholarship and go to a college. I think it's the best way, because you're smart and it will get you in by getting good grades. 🙂

    October 27, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
  280. arnez

    if i am planning to go to collage i would start saving money at a young age.

    October 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  281. JP

    my family and i are planing to get a scholarship so that that way i can go to a good school and get a good job

    October 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  282. Brooke

    I would have to say My parents savings for me. My scholarship too because not only would I spend some of my parents money , but I would use my scholarship too, So I'm not taking all the money. That's what I would do. Kind of Cheesy But, That's what I would do.

    October 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  283. kaytlynn

    I think college is too expensive because there are to much people that can not go to college and you need to go to college. ;0

    October 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  284. miya

    i don't know how to do it because some people have no money and cant pay them back.............................

    October 27, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
  285. Eric:]

    I'm gonna use a sports scholarship to pay for college but I don't know if my parents are saving up for my college.

    October 27, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
  286. Mariah

    I am planning on going to the military for 4 years so they will give me a scholarship for any college i want to go to.that is my plan.

    October 27, 2011 at 4:59 pm |
  287. Joella

    I am going to college. I am trying my hardest to get to my dream school of Penn State. If I cant afford it I can always start a paying plan I am already saving up even if im young I know I can have a very bright future and I am determined to succeed in life. I am very smart and the lowest grade i ever had is a C and that was only once so I will also have scholarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm |
  288. Maya

    I am an extremely talented student. I am an athlete, musician, academic, writer, and artist. Hopefully all my talents will help me win a scholarship. Paying for college isn't that hard when you find and apply to the right scholarships. You don't have to be a super-academic or super-talented; I even found a scholarship for tall people and short people. Good for me I'm short and my brother is tall.

    October 27, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  289. Alex

    My parents have been saving money for me to go to college since I was little. However, I cant be sure that's going to be enough with the rising costs of education these days. That is why I'm planning to get a job to help lower the costs a little bit. Besisdes isn't it all worth for a good education?

    October 27, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
  290. Erika

    For some people college is affordable, but for others it may not be the same case. Colleges are very expensive and alot of familys need student loans to help pay for the college. Some colleges are more expensive than other and may have better programs that you are interested in than other colleges. That can be very upsetting.

    October 27, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  291. Joseph

    It would be awesome to get a scholarship to a college, but if I can't, then I will rely on my parents to pay for it. My parents have been saving their money and they definitely want me to go to college. In return, I will try my best and work hard during my years away studying.

    October 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
  292. Matt

    Hopefully,I will be able to pay with a sports or education scholarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  293. Daniel

    There is a lot of ways to get into colledge but my family is not that rich so i am planning on getting a scholarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  294. noah

    I do agree it will take time to save up,to get a loan,get a scholarship but it still is possible.

    October 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  295. Kearra

    My family is definitely not poor, but i know were not wealthy. And ever since i was little i have been dreaming of goingto college. But the sad part is my loved ones and the ones who support me the most can't afford to get me there so i am pretty much relying on a scholarship. If only there was another way to help out people in need of money to get the knowledge they need.

    October 27, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
  296. Ariel

    To prepare for college my parents set up a bank account for the price of college. I am hoping to get a shcolarship, but if I don't I have enough money to get into a decent college instead.

    October 27, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
  297. cristyn

    college is over priced. i really think if i had a choice i will go to college. i would try my best to get a scolership and if i cant then somehow get a loan and pay back who ever gave gave me it.

    October 27, 2011 at 6:17 pm |
  298. cristyn

    college is over priced. if i really think i had a choice i will go to college. i would try to get a scholarship and if i cant then somehow i would get a loan and pay back the loan to who ever gave me it

    October 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
  299. Ethan

    I currently have a bank account that my parents are using to save for when I go to college. This will help a lot when I need things like gas and food when I'm there as well as the cost it is to go . I myself just try to keep good grades and most importantly, try to expand and find good traits and strengths that I can use to get some kind of scholarship. If I have strengths in things along with school work like sports, art, etc, colleges would want me to join their school.

    October 27, 2011 at 6:24 pm |
  300. Nicole

    My family and I have a plan that I keep my grades up and I canget sooo many scholarships...but Scholarships aren't the only option, Financial Aid will probably be one other thing we may do...but hey! I want to be able to go to college and get a well paying job...I want to be successful...I'm willing to make sacrifices..

    October 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
  301. Clarisse

    i am planning to apply scholarship , i am starting to maintain my grades, and in the other side i also plan to apply student loan if i can't make it.

    October 27, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
  302. Emily

    Although my parents are planning to help me with my college funds, they still feel it is important for me to get good grades so that I may have several opportunities for scholarships both now, as well as in the future.

    October 27, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
  303. Jordan

    My family and I are saving to pay for our own tuition. Although I'm hoping I can get a scholarship in sports. The same goes for my siblings, if they're offered a scholarship, they are going to take it. My parents always tell us to study hard because collages are just getting more expensive and when it comes time, it will be hard to pay for.

    October 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm |
  304. christopher

    I think the ether pay your collage debt or get your scholarship

    October 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
  305. wabzy

    i'm going to get a schlarship

    October 27, 2011 at 7:53 pm |
  306. dylan

    i'm paying my way in to collage

    October 27, 2011 at 7:55 pm |
  307. Santiago

    Carl, to go to college, I plan to get a soccer and/or academics scholarship. And in case that doesn´t work, my parent are already saving money. College is expensive, so getting a scholarship would reduce or maybe eliminate college's price. In order to succeed, I always do my best in school and practice soccer whenever it's possible. But, since it's always good to have a plan B, my parents are also saving up for my college.

    October 27, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
  308. Chigz

    I will work to get to a scholarship as hard as I can through high school and then I will check which college is good for education and what price I have to pay.

    October 27, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  309. Alondra

    i'll earn money for college by working and saving up money.

    October 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm |
  310. Alondra

    i plan on working and saving up money to go to college and also work my way to earn a scholarship.

    October 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm |
  311. Victoria

    I think the student loan idea is good also but working hard to get an scholarship is better because you don't have to pay for the years they gave for the scholarship and the student loan you have to pay it later but still is a good idea

    October 27, 2011 at 9:37 pm |
  312. Aman

    Im going to try getting a scholarship for college from a charter school. If I don't I would probably use parents savings.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  313. Jean-Paul

    College, the time before adulthood, is one of the most challanging things to over come. The price is exponential for our times. Most in-state colleges do offer great values, but more sought after schools ask way to much.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  314. Jordan

    Most people don't have the money to pay for college and at this point a scholarship is about the best you can hope for. Everyone should try their hardest and those who are the best should be put into college.

    October 27, 2011 at 11:09 pm |
  315. Lia

    College is very expensive and not everybody will have the money. For me, personally I am expecting to go to college and will try to do my best for scholarships and grants and family's savings that i can earn during my high school years.

    October 27, 2011 at 11:23 pm |
  316. Haley

    I am planning on going to UC Berkeley with a scholarship so I don't have to pay a lot of money than their cost was before. If I can't get one, I want to save, save, and save and have a job in high school to pay off my college. Those are my two plans to go to college.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:19 am |
  317. Matthew

    i don't think it is fair to the people who go to college on scholarship then from the people who pay. They should a least pay a little bit of money by themselves.

    October 28, 2011 at 12:49 am |
  318. Caleb

    I honestly don't know if I am gonna go yet. But if I do go I guess I'll have to get a job and do my best to pay for it. Maybe try to get a loan but I don't really wanna do that because I don't feel like owing money.

    October 28, 2011 at 7:58 am |
  319. Mason

    We dont want to pay
    But sadly most of us will pay because not everyone can get a scholarship

    October 28, 2011 at 9:52 am |
  320. eric

    i think they should do more to get kids in to college

    October 28, 2011 at 10:03 am |
  321. Aleta

    I plan to go into college with a scholarship because college is very expensive these days,

    October 28, 2011 at 10:07 am |
  322. Brianna

    I plan to go to collage with a scholarship and if i cant get a scholarship then i plan on using money i've put away..

    October 28, 2011 at 10:13 am |
  323. Tori:P

    I think that college is overpriced and lowering the cost should be considered. All you hear your whole life is what you want to be when you grow up?,well without college half of the things you want to be are gone. I hope that the people at Yale or Harvard are happy for ruining a little kid’s dream of being an astronaut or a scientist or even a teacher at one of YOUR colleges.

    October 28, 2011 at 10:16 am |
  324. Kaelyn

    I plan to get a scholarship for college so I can be successful in the future.

    October 28, 2011 at 10:18 am |
  325. Shanisha

    I am planning to apply for scholarships to the schools that I would like to attend. My parents are also saving up money in case I would need it for anything else during college.

    October 28, 2011 at 10:59 am |
  326. Jada

    My parents are saving up so that i can go to college and i will try to get a scholarship so i dint have to pay as much when i am college.

    October 28, 2011 at 11:11 am |
  327. Ryan

    I don't think college should be soo exspensive. I think I will try to get a scholarship and get into college.

    October 28, 2011 at 11:41 am |
  328. Clayton

    I'm saving money by yard sales and helping out with yard work at other peoples houses. My parents are also paying some of the cost.

    October 28, 2011 at 11:45 am |
  329. Paul

    I think that the deal with the Orcas is not needed. I always thought of it as saving the Orcas to take them in they will not be hunted in Sea World.

    October 28, 2011 at 11:59 am |
  330. Morgan

    I think you should go to collage for a cheaper price.See what if there was a genis who could't afford collage that person will never tell the interresting facts about life.

    October 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
  331. kiki

    I think all you guys are right college is important but for the people that cant afford its all right because you should know that you cant pay for

    October 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
  332. amore

    the parent should pay for collage because that is there child the child has too be the one to go to collage

    October 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
  333. Julianna

    I think that college might be too expensive but its for a good deal because you are getting an education. But not everyone has to pay you could get a scholarship. Some people save their money and thats what gets them into college.

    October 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
  334. Ravin

    I think we shouldn't get charged money.But if we work just right we could earn that much.

    October 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
  335. Tresure

    I am prepaing for college in losts of ways , I plan to do volunteer work to make my application stand out from others. I hope to get a scholarship so I can go to college with a free ride. Im hoping to do other volunteer lots of work like, helping at a nursing home, or during school helping in the office. I do wanna attend college and become someone sucessful in life. Thats my veiws on getting money for college.

    October 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  336. violeta

    Im planning to work hard in school, high school. I will only get A,B's. So then i can get a scholarship to go to ASU

    October 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  337. Elijah

    In my opinion the best way to get to college now is to study hard work hard and it will be worth it. Instant scholarship

    October 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  338. Mackenzie

    Peta is suing sea world. why would they do that they are paying money to save them and show the people that does not get to see them at a beach they to see them there and sea world should give PETA half a there
    Money so they can keep the whale there and have them to show kids that like whale can see them

    October 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  339. Sebastian

    I will found a fake, I mean, online college and use the profit, I mean, well-deserved salary I get from that to pay for college

    October 28, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
  340. Jessica

    I would say that they should `nt make such a high price on going to college. besides i got my plan you `ve got yours and mine is to save up my money and not spend it all.

    October 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
  341. Jessie

    i think they should `nt make the taxes on going to college so high. First of all how will they get in if they are so high? it `s something people think of as freedom but some people just want an education. so why such high prices for college.

    October 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
  342. mikey

    i think they should `nt make the taxes on going to college so high. First of all how will they get in if they are so high? it `s something people think of as freedom but some people just want an education. so why such high prices for college.

    October 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
  343. Rhiannon

    I am going on a music scholarship, go band geeks!!

    October 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  344. Emma

    If I go to college I am planning on maybe a scholorship. If that dosen't work then I will figure something out. I don't think I would do the student loan thing because not only do you have to worry about paying someone you don't know back a large amount of money but I don't really like doing loans.

    October 28, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
  345. Mustafa

    I intend to attend college by performing in high school and earning a scholarship. I study hard to have all A's in my subjects and that's the only thing I can do. Keep it simple; study, and be a good citizen 🙂

    October 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  346. Nathan

    I planning on getting a scholarship on sports to get into college and my parents are supporting me because they know i can do it

    October 29, 2011 at 2:50 pm |