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It's tough because I really want to throw much more money at them each month but I'm also saving for college and retirement so it's really impractical to do so.

- TheEvilDrP | Date: 10/23/2015 1:30:36 PM | Number: 310416

When I first went to college 1961-1967, I was able to earn and save enough from my paper route and other part-time job to pay for all of my non-scholarship expenses each year. A full semester's tuition and fees were $116.50 per semester for up to nineteen credit hours per semester. I generally took 17-19 credits per semester. A light credit load for me would have been 15 hours.

Students planning to attend college need to be careful saving on their own under today's rules. Under FAFA rules students are assumed to use all of their savings within their normal four to five years to obtain their first college degree.

College expenses have gotten totally out-of-hand. I recently took a Business/Legal course that was three credit hours. The course was free to me, the text book cost $356.95. After the course, the text book was worth zero because the course changed the textbook used for the next term. I received an "A" as usual.

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