Planning for College Early

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Its no secret that paying for college is getting harder every year and Sunday it was National College Goal Sunday. A time when students and their parents prepare for how to face that college bill.

At the same time high school seniors get excited to find out what college they get into, the anxiety about paying for their education sets in. Sunday, SOSU held a seminar to relieve that stress.

Students and parents from both Texas and Oklahoma met with members of the financial aid staff to figure out the easiest way to pay for college.

About 150 people passed through learning everything from FAFSA applications to how to budget your money once in school. Officials worked with parents to make sure they take the necessary steps to get the money they need.

The average cost for a 4-year public school in 2006 was $5,000 for a private school, it was over $20,000.