Value of Education

dv2020128If you pursue a college education, the value of this experience will be proportionate to your investment of effort.

When you think about your reasons for getting a post-secondary degree, keep in mind that the degree does not guarantee a higher paying job, especially in a globalized economy.

Statistics show that people with four-year degrees earn more over their lifetime, but you must find these higher earning jobs yourself.

Here are four ideas to ponder regarding your motivation for attending college.

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How to Get a Scholarship

images-59Locating the appropriate financial aid for college can be difficult, but this article will show a few steps one can take in locating the necessary finances.

Funding one’s online college education can be a challenging task. Many options are available such such as receiving grants, loans, or scholarships. This article will take a look at using scholarships which can be very useful in funding one’s online education, or any post-secondary education for that matter.

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Do I need to go to freshman orientation?

images-58Before you begin your exciting first year at college, you’ll be invited to attend a freshman orientation during the summer, where you can become more familiar with what it means to live at and attend your new college.

But for many, attending freshman orientation is a huge inconvenience. For starters, it can be pretty expensive — I know my freshman orientation cost around $300 for myself and my parents to attend, and that’s not including traveling costs, such as food and hotels.

For others, the distance might be a big factor — if your college is a ten hour drive, then attending freshman orientation will take a lot of effort. Maybe you’re busy the day of orientation. And, perhaps, you’re just not interested. There are lots of reasons why you would consider missing orientation.

First and foremost, find out what’s going on at orientation. Many colleges do the same thing at freshman orientation, but you never know for sure. Make sure that nothing’s going on that you can’t afford to miss. If you’re at all unsure, send an e-mail to your college to become certain.
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