24 Jun, 2021 03:18 PM

should i go to college?

well im a senor now and im not sure if i should go to college. I dont want to make my parents to pay all that money! i was thinking i should work and save money and pay for myself. but idk...help? Update: senior not senor lol Update 2: ye i was thinking about me paying a bit and my parents paying probably a bit more lol. and then i could like owe them back later :)

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EL
24 Jun, 2021 03:19 PM

Going to college can be really tough, and extremely expensive. However.. if you do it right, you can go for very cheap, or without paying anything up front at all. There are so many grants & scholarships.. not to mention student loan opportunities. If you don't want your parents to pay, then look into those. If they'll let you stay at home for the first year & go to a community college, then you can work and go to school (concentrate completely on those two things).. then you can save up money & transfer to whatever larger university you'd like to.

Going to college is imperative.. and there's nothing else in life you'll ever experience even close to the feeling of living in a dorm/apartment with people.. the campus life is something I think EVERYONE should try at least once!

Source(s): I stayed at home my first year, and now am living at Georgia Southern University. Its the best experience of my life!

JA
24 Jun, 2021 03:19 PM

YES!. Do not take any time off college, your best decision in life will be to attend a college right after high school. Saving money and working will only lead you away from school because of distractions and what not. You must continue school and get a degree and work while you attend college. If money is a very big problem for you then apply for financial aid and see how much they can help you. School is the way to go...believe me.



LI
24 Jun, 2021 03:19 PM

I asked myself the very same question. I'll tell you some things that might make your decision a little easier...

College isn't as expensive as you may think! I would start at your local community college. They have BOG waviers that pay for all of your units if your parents are low income. Also, you can apply for financial aid by filling out the FAFSA. It sounds complicated, but its not! AND, there are tons of scholarships that go unclaimed every year. Last year, 61 people applied for scholarships and 61 were awarded them! I would sit down with a counselor at your local community college and they can explain all of this to you in more detail.

Community college is a great source of meeting new people, too! I met my fiance at my community college. 

I would at least give it a shot for a semester and see how you like it. But you have to make the decision yourself. If you go because someone told you to, you'll be doing it for the wrong reasons.

Good luck to you in all that you do!




LO
24 Jun, 2021 03:20 PM

There are more ways to pay for college. Sign up for scholarships, student aid, FAFSA, student loans - there are SO many ways to get around your parents paying for your college education, but make sure that it's something that you want to do. It is a long-term commitment that takes a LOT of time, energy and concentration. Maybe take a year off or something and really think about your decision. What do you want to do with your life? Do you want a career? Do you need a degree to reach that goal? Sit down and make a list of what you want to accomplish and that will help immensely.









FI
24 Jun, 2021 03:20 PM

In our current world, college is definitely necessary. Heck, if you're poor then it's even better to go to college. There are plenty of grants and scholarships for people that cannot afford college. In fact, when you graduate college, you will have a higher salary rate. If you want to work, then you could also go to work part time, and school part time. It will take longer, but is well worth the investment.