It’s up to you
One of the most important decisions that high school students must make is whether or not they want to go to college. In some families, college follows high school like summer follows spring. In other families, college is not at all on the horizon.
What do you want to do with your life?
The first question to answer is what you would like to do for your life’s work. That is hard to know for certain as a high school student. But one thing is sure – many professions and positions require a college degree. Consequently, an early decision not to go to college greatly limits future employment opportunities.
The earlier students decide about college the better. For those who are serious about attaining this goal, there will be considerable preparation – and many disappointments.
College is still affordable
One of the greatest causes of discouragement is the extremely high cost of a college education. Not everyone can afford $50,000 a year for room, board and tuition at a quality, independent college. Do not be misled by the price tag. Not everyone pays that much. There are scholarships, grants, work-study programs and loans to finance college expenses.
Don’t lose by default because you did not try
The primary job of students is to study hard and get good grades. STEP UP will provide information on programs that provide tutoring and academic counseling. Also, ACCESS works closely with students to provide guidance on ways to finance college education.
So go for it!
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