Posts Tagged‘university’

Getting A Real Education May Exclude Ivy-League Sensibility

Cost And Success Are Not Synonymous Don’t think because some school has a $70k/year price-tag attached to it that it will deliver that value in education. Unless you have resources requisite to cover such an expenditure directly, it actually is advisable to avoid going this once venerated route in pursuit of higher education. Community college after high school—and throughout later life—will serve you better. Loan Scams College loans? No. Get a scholarship, get a Pell grant. Going the loan route is just going to put a monkey on your back. The only real way around this is to have someone you…

Putting Academics Ahead of Athletics in College

When high school athletes reach varsity level, the idea of stepping up to collegiate sports starts to take shape. The majority of students won’t go to college on a sport’s scholarship. For the ones that do get the opportunity, the biggest benefit won’t likely be a spot on the team. It’s the free college education that’s earned across multiple seasons. The NCAA reports that there are roughly 480,000 college athletes currently enrolled. Of those, 71-87% earn a degree, depending on the division level of their school. That’s a lot of students that at the very least get a higher education…