High School Courses to Save You Money:

AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, and Early College are options to earn college credits while still in high school. These courses can save you time and money! John explains the benefits and the caveats, and how to consider which might be the right option/s for you.

Please verify current AP exam fees, IB program fees, and dual enrollment/early college costs with specific colleges.

You may also find these topics of interest to save you money for college:
The Latest on AP Test Scores
Reduce (Or Raise) Your Cost of College
5 Strategies to Avoid Student Debt
College Credit by Examination (CLEP) (8-minute video)
4 Paths After High School
Community College Guide
Negotiate a Better College Scholarship
Choose a Financial Safety School
Debt, But No Degree: The College Dropout Crisis
College can be expensive, but you can work to reduce your cost of college. The Cost of Attendance (COA) is calculated by schools (as dictated by Congress) to estimate the total cost of attending for one year. It includes tuition and housing plus books, supplies, transportation, loan fees, dependent care (if applicable), computer/laptop, and study abroad programs. But your True Cost of College may be higher/lower depending on the choices you make. Here are some examples of how you can affect your COA.