Getting a college degree can be expensive—frighteningly, mind-numbingly expensive.
As of 2015, the average, in-state public college costs more than $38,000 for tuition before you get a 4-year degree; and the average private school is nearly three times as expensive.
That price tag is enough to make your eyes cross.
Of course, there are funds available to help, including loans and scholarship, but you still have to know how to get them.
Fortunately, the experts are here to help.
A representative from Lake/Geauga Education Assistance Foundation (LEAF) will talk about financing a college education at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at our Main Branch. They will discuss loans, grants and scholarships, explain the differences between the three and tell students the best way to get them.
The program is free and open to the public, including teens, parents and adults who want to go back to school.
However, we ask that people register for the program beforehand. You can do so by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 215 or with our online event calendar.