College students aren’t getting a good deal when it comes to paying for tuition, but that won’t stop them from seeking out cheaper options.

According to a report by The Atlantic, students who took out student loans to attend college today earned on average $7,000 less than those who took advantage of other cheaper financing options.

While there are some students who are making a strong financial case for paying for college, there are many others who are struggling to make ends meet and could benefit from the cheaper options available.

In a report from the National Association of College Financial Aid Administrators, the financial aid office for the Department of Education said that for the next five years, students enrolled in private colleges could see an average of $15,000 saved on average.

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