With the average 2014 college graduate with student loans coming out of school about $33,000 in debt, it is extremely important to explore all of the ways to save money on your education. One of the most effective, and most underrated ways to do this is to attend a community college for a year or two, then transfer to a four-year school.

But what about all of the things you'll be giving up, like the football games, parties, and first time away-from-home experience, just to name a few?

Don't worry, they'll all still be there in a couple years.

In the meantime, there are a bunch of good reasons you should consider starting your academic career at your local community college. Here are ten of them to get you started, and I think the pros really outweigh the cons. What do you think?

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