The Real Deal: How to get free money, start saving for rising college tuition costs
College tuition is higher than ever, making the cost of higher education a tough bill to tackle.
Consumer Reporter Janice Lieberman has the Real Deal on how to get free money - and start saving early.
Affinity financial advisor Jacui Kearns says when you receive any gifts for your kid to put the money into a college account.
Some options include investing money in a 529 plan, which offers tax benefits and allows your money to grow.
Students can also apply for scholarships or attend a two-year community college to help save money.
Parents should also encourage their college-bound kids to help with expenses by getting a job and taking college credit classes while still in high school.