The cost of college has skyrocketed as you're likely well aware of over the past 15 to 20 years. The average student debt upon graduation is well over $30,000, with some students four to five times that much.

Adrian Ridner, CEO and founder of the website study.com, has offered up many ways for people to cut their college costs - maybe even by up to fifty-percent!

He also pointed out that most employers don't care about the college you attended. Unless it's Ivy League, go for a less-expensive school.  Also, taking accredited courses online can give you a jump and especially taking as many college credit courses as you can while in high school can save big money.