How non-rich, OK “poor” people can go to college.
The headline writer for this piece by Morgan Housel, in the Motley Fool (USA Today), uses the term “non-rich” in the headline.
Trying not to to offend anyone, I guess, but it’s actually accurate because these days you almost need to be rich to go to university.
NOTE: Most Americans and many Canadians use the term “college” to also mean university. That’s not the case here.
College IS expensive.
Grants are not as high or as plentiful as in the past (or maybe it’s just that there are more students trying to get them).
Most students have to work while they are in college and many are not skilled enough to spend time working for money when they should be working on their studies.
And, anyway, many young people are simply not ready for college.
Not academically and not personally.
They don’t know who they are or what they want to study.
Until you know who you are and what you want, there isn’t much point in spendig a lot of money on a degree.
Morgan Housel offers a path to a degree that makes sense. After high school, get a job. Go to a community college for two years, transfer to a state college (in Canada) any one of the relatively inexpensive ones) when you know what you want to study.
Or, if your grades are decent and you have a general idea of your interests, go into a basic liberal arts, science or business program for a year or two while you are learning more about yourself.
“I can’t count how many roundtable discussions I’ve heard asking whether college is still worth the cost. They are important debates; college can be expensive. But most leave out an important point: There is more than one way to go to college.”
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Another thing you could do if this a problem for you, or a child of yours, or even a student you know, is to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll show you how to handle college well.