Treasurer talks about paying for college

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 21, 2011

State Treasurer Janet Cowell met with students at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College this morning to talk about how they’re paying for college and what kind of tools are available to help them budget.
It was the first stop on her community college tour. She’ll be heading to Central Piedmont Community College this afternoon and eastern North Carolina early next week.
Cowell is promoting the online tool “Advanced Money Management for Community College students.”
“Some students have no choice but to borrow if they want a higher education,” she said. “This is especially true today with cuts to state and federal grant programs, rising tuition rates, and increased enrollment at community colleges.
“I am committed to helping community college students manage their education expenses so they are not saddled with debt for years down the road.”
The tool offers information about budgeting, financial health, building credit and more.
Read what students think about the tool in Tuesday’s Post.