Students must "pull out all the stops" in order to afford university, it has been claimed.
Writing for Reuters, freelance columnist Linda Stern argued that students must keep an open mind and consider all the options when attempting to fund their studies.
She said that students should not rule out taking a gap year between high school and university in order to earn and save up as much money as possible.
Ms Stern also urged students to consider a range of potential support options.
"Apply for financial aid, even if you think you won’t qualify," she commented. "You may be surprised at how much your family can earn and still qualify for financial aid."
The advice may interest Aussies wishing to compare student loans in search of the best funding options. Earlier this week, ITWire.com reported that software supplier Agresso has agreed a deal with the Queensland government to provide its student finance technology solution in support of the state’s ‘smartclassroom’ initiative.
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