Are you concerned about paying for your college education? If so, you are not alone. While I value higher education, I also value debt-free living. With the cost of a 4-year education in the United States, graduating from college debt-free is rare. Have you ever thought about whether taking out loans to invest in your education is worth it? In this post, I outline some of the averages and statistics regarding paying for college, and then outline some ways to avoid drowning in debt before your first real job.
Hey There Students,
It is nice to have you back! 🙂
In this post, I would like to give you all a free printable Goal Setting Planner. Write down your goals and the steps you plan to take to turn them into a reality! Writing down your goals will help keep you on track and accountable. This particular design was made to be sleek and simple. And, it is only available to YOU, my blog readers! 🙂 You will not find this design in either of my Etsy shops. Please share it with your friends and family who also want to make progress toward their everyday and life goals.
Here we go!…
The first page is your 5-year plan! This is the big picture of where you would like to see yourself in five years. Include specific and realistic goals that you would like to accomplish each year.
Today, I would like to warn you about the reality that not all courses are guaranteed to transfer from your community college to your university. Even if your counselor at your community college tells you otherwise it is still possible you will not be able to apply all of your units to your bachelor’s degree.
I am not telling you this in attempts to scare you or to make you lose trust in your Community College Counselor. For the most part, we College Counselors really know what we are talking about. 😉 In fact, I highly encourage students to see their College Counselors once a semester. However, from my own experience, a College Counselor at one college cannot advise students regarding policies for another college with 100% certainty. As a College Counselor from a 4-year university, I saw many transfer students who were rightfully upset when they found out they could not use all of the units they earned at their community colleges.
I am The Practical Student. I am here as a guide to help you understand just how education works and how it applies to real life, most notably how to use your education to prepare you for your career. Whether you are in middle school, high school, junior college, university, grad school, or you are a proactive parent, there will be plenty of valuable insight and information for you in The Practical Student Blog. I am an analytical and objective thinker with five interesting and distinct perspectives on higher education. Together, these perspectives provide me with a well-rounded knowledge base about everything related to college.