There's still time for seniors prepping for college, officials say

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  • rnoble Pendleton, OR
    May 25, 2011 11:43 a.m.

    it is possible using jobs, grants, scholarships and patience to complete a degree without any student loans---i worked one job to pay for my family and another to pay for school with pell---about 60 hrs each week but no debt on finish and had a job offer along my intended career before graduation because i was working in the field paying for school---

  • Z South Jordan, UT
    May 25, 2011 8:46 a.m.

    @DeltaFoxtrot, you are absolutely right. And another related trap to avoid is running up big student loan debt to get a degree that may not be worth that kind of investment. While it is true that some degrees, particularly in engineering disciplines, command high salaries right out of school, many other degree fields are not nearly that lucrative, and students need to educate themselves about the true salary prospects and job opportunities in their chosen field before burdening themselves with a mountain of debt that will take a liftime to pay off.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    May 25, 2011 8:27 a.m.

    Kids... if you have no idea what you are going to do in college or how you are going to pay for it then you don't need to be going, not in this job market.

    Take a year or two of classes at the Community College. That will get your basic requirements for Math, English, History and Foreign Language out of the way and it costs a whole lot less than going to a university.

    I worked 40hrs/week while taking a full course load and still didn't have enough money to pay for everything.

  • RSD Pepperell, MA
    May 25, 2011 7:16 a.m.

    I must be getting old. I read that headline and thought, "How nice, they're encouraging older folks to go back to college!"