Dreaming of college? If you are, then it is not too early to start investigating! Start by thinking of how far or near you want to attend a college. Are you a student that would be thrilled to have Mom or Dad show up on a Sunday afternoon to take you and your room mate out to a great lunch or are you relishing your freedom and have no qualms about not getting home for every holiday? It’s something to think about!
But first, you should be dreaming of finding a workplace where time flies by! What do you want to do when you grow up? As hard as it may be to pin that tail on the donkey right now, it ultimately ties in to the decision equation because before you can select a college, and pay for it, you need to have at least an inkling of your income potential. If you are like most students, you will likely borrow at least some student loans.
If you are like many college graduates, you will have a hefty student loan burden and that can only be minimized by borrowing sensibly. If you plan to come home to work as a librarian in your small town, you need to visit your library and ask about starting salary. On the other hand, if you are majoring in corporate patents, you probably can handle a hefty loan payment.
- Guidance with the college search
- Understanding Net Price Calculators
- Financial Aid
- Funding Options
- Financial Literacy
- Student Loan Repayment Options