ok, so i read a lot of threads where people complain about being short on money because of having to pay for school, whether it's somebodys post or the thread creator themself. one simple thing that can save you a few grand in school costs is just going to a community college and getting as many credits as possible done that can be transfered over to a higher level university at any time. this is what i've been doing.
i dont wanna jump the gun, but you can pretty much always knock out every general studies course that is required for any basic degree at a community college and sometimes more courses if you already know what you're majoring in. and no, doing 3 or 4 semesters at a community college and then transfering over to a university does not effect your degree in any way. most of the time you just have to get a higher grade in the courses you take at the community college.
my situation for example is that i live in slc utah. i've been going to salt lake community college and will transfer over to the university at the end of this semester. i have already saved over 4 grand in tuition since my first semester (i'm in my 3rd) but in most of the courses i take i need to get a B in order for it to transfer over to the university. but if you're smart enough to be excepted to a university, you're smart enough to get B's at a community college.
and if you're an out of state student this can usually save you even more money..
anyway hope that is helpfull to a few people and i know i didn't go into huge detail but if anybody else wants any further details feel free to pm me.