The Secret To Saving Money On Your Master's Degree

You may have to get out of your comfort zone

Students graduating college today are often faced with crushing debt and an enormously competitive job market. The answer for many recent grads is simply to go back to school; getting a master’s degree has been shown to lead to higher paying jobs.

The only catch: getting a master’s in the United States can be prohibitively expensive, often pushing students into even greater amounts of student debt. For example, a master’s degree in economics from Columbia University costs $30,226 per trimester, or $90,678 a year—and that’s without taking administrative costs, textbooks, as well as the high cost of living in New York City into account.

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