(08/21/13) - It's a busy time for college students who are getting ready to
get back into the classroom.
Saginaw Valley State University is welcoming a special freshman class the 50th anniversary freshman class.
Day one of move in day for freshmen wrapped up Wednesday afternoon
Some students packed more than normal, while others packed a little lighter.
About 700 first-year students were expected to move in, Wednesday. About 70 percent of freshmen plan to live on campus. The rest of them are moving in, Thursday.
All of the dorms are full.
"Well, I have my clothes to go underneath the bed. I have some paper towels for the mess that I may create, my sheets and my covers," said Brittani Liggins. "Over here's just more stuff, clothes and stuff that I may need. Over here I think is laundry stuff. Three carts, I need it."
Liggins says despite all of her luggage, she still doesn't have everything she needs
"Actually, I did forget a few things, but it's OK, I'll be back for Labor Day," she said.
Unpacking suitcases is just a temporary concern for these students. Paying for their education will be a much bigger issue for many.
The average college graduate leaves with a $26,000 bill.
"I think that's a little crazy. That's a little high because you need to pay
for school to get a job but it's just a lot of money," said Spencer Tonanek.
A new fidelity study shows that while the cost of college is going up, parents are getting better at saving for it.
More parents are turning to saving plans. Some families have set aside an average of $5,000.
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