In case you were wondering why I was absent from the blog for a good part of Friday, it's because my oldest daughter, Hannah, graduated from high school (with an Associate's Degree as well!).
She will be heading to UNC Chapel Hill in August and we are so proud of her!
One of the best frugal college tips that I can offer is to encourage your children to take advantage of the free college credit classes (CCP and AP) through their high schools. Hannah went to a Middle College High School in Johnston County and had enough credits from JCC when she finished high school to also have an Associate's Degree. She will start UNC as a junior (at 17 years old) with only 2 more years to go before she has an undergraduate degree.
My youngest, who will be a junior in the Fall) will be staying at her traditional high school and taking CCP college credit classes through her school (for free). She will have 1 - 1.5 years of college finished (and paid for) when she gets her high school degree.
I will also share that Hannah worked very hard in school and was offered some extremely helpful scholarships as well. For that, I am very thankful. There is a good chance that she will graduate with her undergrad degree with no debt at all. Considering she has her sights set on medical school, that's a very good thing!
Have any of your kids taken advantage of the free college classes during high school?
What other money saving college tips do you have?
Congratulations to all the families out there this month and next with graduating students! I wish them the very best.