You can go to college for free or for a very low cost without going into debt. The number 1 rule is to never take out a loan for higher education. Again never take out a loan.
The first step to pay for college is to take college prep courses and to keep a high GPA. This will make it easier to get scholarships and grants.
Step 2. Investigate the kind of work you want to do after college. Maybe you do not know so look at majors that will provide incomes that will usually get you in the high 5 figures and above.
Step 3. Start looking for scholarship choices, employers that will pay for you go to school and possibly look at letting the military pay for your college education.
Step 4. Consider cash-flowing college by working while going to school. Working during college is a better choice than having a fun social life in college. By working you will not go into debt for college. Right now folks that took out loans for college are wishing they had not taken out the loans.
If you have suggestions on how to avoid them going into debt for college please leave your comments.