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Paying for Higher Education

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College is a necessary part of higher education for many reasons. Though college may be expensive and time consuming, there is no way to get a degree without it. People may be able to learn without having to go to college but college is fundamental to getting a piece of paper that says you went and achieved a degree after years of hard work. However college is not meant for everyone, in some cases people are not able to function in a college setting so they turn to alternative forms of education. In most cases people that cannot function in a college setting did not do well in high school whether it is because of laziness or just the lack of know how. College is something that is something that is very necessary given our current economy status.

When people talk about college normally the first thing that comes to mind is tuition. However there are different ways to get money for college. There are scholarships for people that have outstanding academic or sports achievements. Most people have a family member or someone else they can call and ask for help Mom, Dad, or grandparents, but if all else fails there is always financial aid. Financial aid is meant for someone who does not have the available funds to go to college. “To determine your financial needs for federal student aid programs (Except for an unsubsidized Stafford Loan), your school subtracts the expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your cost of attendance.” (studentaid.ed.gov) Even though financial aid may cover allot of your tuition and cost college is still very expensive.

This is why starting at a community college is probably the better place to start at.

Community colleges are normally allot cheaper than their university counte...

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...ffect. People do not have to have college to be successful in the work place. The thing that will really be recognized is how hard someone works. Its basic knowledge in life that nothing comes cheap or easy that is worth having. Or maybe it is something learned after going to college.

College is a place of learning and experiences that are irreplaceable. So the wise decision is to go to college and get a degree. There is almost no reason not to there is plenty of ways to get money for it. It only takes a little time to get a better quality of life, its only four years to get lifetime benefit. Just keep in mind it is more cost effective to go to a community college then a university and that there are always ways to get money for it. People learn allot about life and gain some knowledge to help people be better prepared for life and the work place.
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