Most college students do not have $20,000 in a savings account set aside for college expenses. Many do not qualify for financial aid. Still others do not receive money from numerous scholarships. So, where can these students get money to pay for college? This is a question that the articles we read didn't answer. Student loans can be the deciding factor on whether to stay in college or not. The article "Graduated Payments: There Are Ways To Get Out From Under Those Big College Loans," by the staff of Consumer Reports, informs us that debts are payable. The article gives us a number of options, form getting help from parents, to making reasonable deals with the loan providers. This proves that debts are not impossible to pay back.
Credit cards are also a subject of discord among the authors of the five articles. In her article "Do College Students Need Credit Cards? Hardly," Michelle Singletary states various ways that college students can obtain good credit without the use of credit cards, such as having utility bills under their name. Although this method is valid, credit cards build up credit much faster. Good credit will allow college students to buy things, such as a house and a car, upon graduation.... [continues]
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