You are all set. You picked the perfect college, you picked your classes and even toured the campus. Whew, that was hard work! As you glanced down your list, you noticed one thing that was not checked off. It's the one that none of us want to deal with. That is paying for your education. A college degree will help you get a better paying job, but it has a steep price. The average cost of tuition and fees for the 2016–2017 school year was $33,480 at private colleges, $9,650 for state residents at public colleges, the College Board found. While the average family is putting away for college at an average price of $38,953 per child, private college is not an option. Since money doesn't grow on trees, we need to take out loans, rely on grants, scholarships and other outside resources to pay for your degree. Since college is pricey, here are 6 ways to pay for your degree.