Times: College on the cheap

Times: College on the cheap

Credit: Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times

Heather Shute, 32, is pursuing her license in aircraft maintenance at South Seattle Community College. Although she already has a bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University and seven years of experience in broadcast journalism, Shute figures she’ll earn more in the aircraft industry.

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by KATHERINE LONG / The Seattle Times

NWCN.com

Posted on February 24, 2013 at 3:15 PM

It takes a little pluck and some ingenuity, but it’s possible to work the Washington state college system to shave thousands off the cost of a degree or boost a career without drowning in debt.

So say recent and soon-to-be college grads who have used new state programs, or taken full advance of existing ones, to finish their college careers.

Some of the programs are not well known; others are familiar, yet remarkably few students are taking full advantage of them.

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