Over a working life, a person with a Bachelor’s degree will earn almost twice as much as someone with just a high school diploma. Take a look at the graph below and you determine if college is worth your time (Source US Census Bureau).
What Field of Study Should I Choose?
It has been wisely said that there are no dumb people, only people who make dumb decision. You are special. Nobody else in this entire world has the same combination of thoughts, talents and skills as you.
Before deciding on a major or field of study, spend some time thinking about what you are good at. Write these things down if you like.
While you may be able to become almost anything you want to be, you will enjoy doing what you like and what you are good at.
Read about different careers, different jobs. Search the Internet for some resources that will help you choose your life’s work. We have listed a few sites that will help you.
How Much Will College Cost?
According to the College Board’s Trends in College Pricing, the 2016-2017 average total costs (including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and other expenses as specified below) were:
- $11,580 for students attending two-year public colleges
- $20,090 for students attending four-year public colleges and universities, and
- $45,370 for students at four-year private colleges and universities
- Out of state students attending public colleges and universities pay an average total cost of $35,370.
If I decide to go, How Will I Pay for College?
The earlier you begin planning and saving for college the better off you will be and the more money you will accumulate.
About the Author
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