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Making College a Reality, Despite the Price Tag



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ANCHOR LEAD: With tuition costs continuing to rise, many families are taking another look at how they are going to pay for college. T.K. Anderson has more on strategies for going back to school without breaking the bank. (:60) SCRIPT: Your Financial Fitness, I'm T.K. Anderson. According to the latest Merrill Edge Report from Bank of America, 56 percent of parents have paid or expect to pay more to send their first child to college than they had expected when the child was first born. Dean Athanasia from Bank of America offers tips for making college a reality, despite the price tag. CUT: (Athanasia) Paying for college is a big priority for many clients and we're telling them it's never too early or too late to adjust their financial plan for the true price of college. By estimating costs, investing as early as possible and seeking out loans, scholarships or grants, an education can not only be a rich investment – it can be affordable as well. SCRIPT: For more, log onto Merrill-Edge-dot-com. That's Your Financial Fitness from Bank of America. Banking products are provided by Bank of America, N-A, Member F-D-I-C. Investment products are provided by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith Incorporated. and are not F-D-I-C Insured, may lose value, are not bank guaranteed. M-L-P-F-and-S is a registered broker-dealer, Member S-I-P-C and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.
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