To College or Not to College

I’ve spent a lot of time in the last few years trying to help parents and their college bound students realize there is a source of money to help pay for college that does not have to be paid back. Every college and university has funds they can use to support and encourage the students they want in their student body to enroll and eventually graduate. But it’s not like there is someone on the street corner with a sign saying “come on in, we have free money for you.”

What follows is an infographic that talks about how so many students graduating from high school are not prepared for college. I guess it doesn’t matter about the cost and where the money is coming from if, as this article says, “…a recent study found that one in four freshman in the U.S. do not complete their first year of school, despite giving college a try.”

The group behind this infographic is promoting the idea that you can live at home and work toward a college degree. I’m not endorsing this idea; just that having a college degree is an economically viable outcome for almost everyone. How you get it is up to you. Follow this image below to see all the statistics a college bound student is facing. It was created by: CollegeAtHome.com “>