What the experts say about reducing the cost of college (sponsor - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

SPONSORED CONTENT

What the experts say about reducing the cost of college (sponsored)

Posted: Updated:
  • Also on KHQ.comMore>>

  • Success by 6

    Success by 6

    United Way Success By 6® is the nation's largest network of early childhood coalitions, focused on improving school readiness through community change.>>
    Success By 6® is focused on improving school-readiness through community change.>>
  • Local Biz Buzz

    Local Biz Buzz

    Promoting local business in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Catch the buzz!
    >>
    Promoting local business in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Catch the buzz!
    >>

Tuition, fees, housing, books, financial aid, student loans, college savings plans. Yikes! With so many factors to consider, you might need a degree just to master the cost of attending college. While the average price of a four-year public college in Washington was $10,846 per year in 2014, and $6,602 in Idaho, very few students actually paid that much. Be sure to look beyond the sticker price, and factor in financial aid to get the net price—many college websites have calculators that can help. If college is still a ways out, plan ahead with a college savings program, and start investigating scholarships and grants you may qualify for. Additional options include taking college-level credits in high school, through programs such as Running Start, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate classes. For more great tips and a handy monthly budgeting worksheet, learn more from our friends at STCU.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Police search for Spokane construction site thief caught on camera

    Police search for Spokane construction site thief caught on camera

    Friday, April 27 2018 2:06 AM EDT2018-04-27 06:06:10 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say the rise in temperatures means more construction. It also mean a rise in crime. Construction sites are often easy targets. "Most people are going to assume that there isn't going to anyone working at a construction site late at night," said Officer Josh Laiva with the Spokane Police Department.  Most sites have fences, lights, surveillance cameras and even security guards, but even all that doesn't always stop thieves. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say the rise in temperatures means more construction. It also mean a rise in crime. Construction sites are often easy targets. "Most people are going to assume that there isn't going to anyone working at a construction site late at night," said Officer Josh Laiva with the Spokane Police Department.  Most sites have fences, lights, surveillance cameras and even security guards, but even all that doesn't always stop thieves. 

    >>
  • Top education official meets with Idaho students to discuss school safety

    Top education official meets with Idaho students to discuss school safety

    Friday, April 27 2018 12:49 AM EDT2018-04-27 04:49:18 GMT
    Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra paid a visit to Lake City High School yesterday to meet with the same students who organized last week’s panel discussions to continue the conversation regarding school safety. Students raised a variety of questions to the superintendent ranging from what’s being done at the local and state level to make schools safe; as well as the on-going topic of mental health. Ybarra says the new initiative that she’s proposed...>>
    Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra paid a visit to Lake City High School yesterday to meet with the same students who organized last week’s panel discussions to continue the conversation regarding school safety. Students raised a variety of questions to the superintendent ranging from what’s being done at the local and state level to make schools safe; as well as the on-going topic of mental health. Ybarra says the new initiative that she’s proposed...>>
  • 3-year-old run over, killed by lawnmower near Snohomish

    3-year-old run over, killed by lawnmower near Snohomish

    Friday, April 27 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-04-27 04:30:20 GMT

    SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - A 3-year-old boy died Thursday evening after the toddler was run over by a lawnmower near Snohomish. According to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, the child was riding on his father's lap when he fell off and went under the lawnmower.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Deputies said they're seeing this as an accident.  According to deputies, the father wasn't under any influence.  Responding to a 

    >>

    SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - A 3-year-old boy died Thursday evening after the toddler was run over by a lawnmower near Snohomish. According to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, the child was riding on his father's lap when he fell off and went under the lawnmower.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Deputies said they're seeing this as an accident.  According to deputies, the father wasn't under any influence.  Responding to a 

    >>