Paying for College

By Ben Manning | bmanning@wtajtv.com

Published 10/22 2013 10:53PM

Updated 10/22 2013 10:55PM

ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY - Parents and students across the country wonder how they'll pay for college education.

Pennsylvania recently ranked second in the nation when it comes to how much debt college students graduate with. And Tuesday night people were trying not to be in that category.

Lorrie Weyant and her daughter Caroline listened to a PHEAA presentation on paying for college at the new Penn Highlands location at the Logan Valley Mall. She and her mom are considering the cost of education.

Dan Wray told the crowd, the most important thing is to reduce how much money they borrow. He keeps the ranking in mind when he gives these speeches, but he’s not worried about it, and he tells people to not borrow more for their education than you're going to make in your first year in the workforce.

And the Weyants took notes on how to fill out the FAFSA form and get the most help to pay for Caroline's college. Lorrie says it’s important to them because without the help they wouldn’t be able to pay for college.

Dan Wray will be giving a similar talk at Ferndale High School Wednesday morning. He's visiting several high schools and colleges in our coverage area over the next few weeks.

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