Should I start at a community college and then transfer?
Question: Would it be a smart idea to go to a community college for two years to save money and then transfer to a state college? The distance is my problem because the community college is a 44 minute bus ride from my home while the state college is a 17 minute bus ride from my home.
Many students do choose to transfer from a two-year college to a four-year college in order to save money. But if the trip to the CC from your home seems impractical, don't rule out heading directly to a four-year school. Also, why not consider a school where you can live on campus? Although it can be money-saving to live at home, you may miss out on some of the best aspects of college life if you are commuting.