Higher education is a basic right that should not be restricted to the wealthy and should not mire graduates in debt. In the United States, 40 million people owe a combined $1.3 trillion in student loans. Can this nation mirror our neighbors and eliminate the costs of college?
As an online college student, you are likely juggling a job and a family while building a better future through education. Your schedule is packed beyond capacity. Proper time management is the difference between reaching your dreams and crazy, stressful, exhausting failure.
You know quality when you see it. You know intelligence when you hear it. But can you tell a good online education program from a bad one through an internet connection? Can you select a quality teacher from a poor one without meeting in person?
Once you and your child have decided where they will go to college, it’s time to dig in and look for the funding options. This can be just as confusing as choosing a college to begin with. Below are a few of your options.
Aptitude tests are a great measure of what your child can do, but if you don’t understand the numbers or what they mean, they do little good to help you in deciding the best plan of action for your child. Here are some tips on using aptitude tests to help your child decide on a college and career.
One of the most important decisions your child will make is which college they should attend. The preparation for entering and applying for colleges starts way before the senior year and should be a goal that you work on with your child from the time they enter high school.
It can be very confusing these days in choosing a major for college and it has become more important than ever to plan early so that the courses taken in high school will adequately prepare them for the career they have chosen.
Confused about what you want from college or how long you should attend? Unclear about the difference between a bachelor’s and a master’s degree? Committing to college can be scary. Deciding on a major is more than a little nerve-wracking. Learning more about your options can help.