Transferring from Community College Might Not Help Student Debt

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Starting at a community college might not alleviate the pile of loans a student could face after graduation, despite lower costs, according to a recent report.

It seems logical that college costs can be lowered by knocking out degree basics at a community college before attending a four-year university, but a report recently released by TG, a nonprofit state group that provides information for financing higher education, shows that those students who started out at community college and transfer to a four-year university borrow as much as those students that start at the university level.

Dominic Chavez, coordinating board spokesman, said taking basic classes at community college is the best way to reduce the price tag of tuition for students and parents.

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