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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Stress Of Paying For College And Beyond

College is not going to be cheap in 2020, and I can not even imagine what it is going to look like when Callan goes to college in 2027-2028, if he chooses to go. Which of course we will encourage him to go. I should have gone to college myself right out of high school way back in, cough cough, 1998, but I did not, and neither did my husband, Jason, until later in life, and he is now going back to college and has to look for grants and loans and scholarships. And it costs a lot of money for us, and it can tend to be a hardship on our family if we are not careful and do not get the right loans or find the right grants. And we are adults now. So just imagine how hard it is for a kid right out of high school. It is not easy.

You would actually be surprised the amount of places that generously give out scholarships to students who are aspiring to go to college right out of high school, such as Premier Allergy. You just have to look in the right places. It is amazing the companies and businesses who are willing to help these kids out, even a little bit. They have faith in our kids, and their futures, which is essentially our future, and I think that is so awesome. And I hope that it stays this way for when it is Callan’s time! I think that it encourages our children and it lets them know that we our behind them and that we believe in them. Some children really need that.

Some students need scholarships to help them get into or pay for college, because c’mon, we all know that it is not cheap. And even a hard working parent can not afford it. And sometimes these kids are working a full time job themselves to help pay for college. But there are some odd places to look for scholarships, that maybe you would not have looked otherwise. Such as, if you are an Amish descendant there is a place to apply, and of course Google offers a scholarship. Even a Foreclosure company offers a scholarship if you write a good enough essay about a hypothetical situation, etc.. You just have to dig deep and think outside the box sometimes.

I think in this day and age, you do need college to get a head a little bit. I regret not going to college, because as much as I love my job, I work my butt off to make ends meet, and at the end of the day, I am still basically working paycheck to paycheck, as a lot of us are. Would a college degree have gotten me farther in life? It is hard to say. But I am sure it would not have hurt!

Do you have a college degree? Do you think it helps as far job opportunities?
 
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