The best bang for your buck

The cost of college is rising

College costs have increased sharply in the last decade. Since 2005, tuition and fees have risen by more than a quarter. Factor in room and board at four-year schools, and the price tag of a degree is dizzying.


Financial aid eases the pain

For many students, the actual cost of college is significantly reduced by financial aid and tax benefits. Because of changes in federal grant aid, on average, community college students cover their costs with money left over! If you plan to earn a bachelor’s degree, there’s no more affordable way than starting at a community college and transferring.


More education means a bigger paycheck

Workers with a four-year degree earn $21,100 a year more than those with only a high school diploma, and as much as a million more over the course of their career, which makes university transfer programs at a community college a great choice.