5 Smart Ways to Choose the Best College for You via @sesimag

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_______5 Smart Ways to Choose the Best College for You

After  a solid 12 years of hard studying , you’re probably ready to pack up and head off to the best four years of your life. But before you do, check out these quick tips to make sure you choose the college or university that fits your goals and needs.

Keep Your Budget In Mind

School loans seem reasonable enough: You just sign on the dotted line and don’t have to pay it back until you have a degree and a six-figure salary. Then you actually graduate, enter the job market as a newbie, and find that it takes a lot more years of experience to reach that six-figure goal. And while sometimes, student loans are a must, there are some other alternatives. Find schools with cheaper tuitions, and a financial aid package that offers more scholarships and grants than loans. Or, consider attending a university or community college in your home state, so you can receive discounted in-state tuition.

Find a School with the Major You Want

People might try to persuade you to major in something that’s “practical” and will make you lots of money, but if you’re not interested in what you’re studying, you’ll be miserable. That’s why it’s important to pick a school that offers a course of study that you want to pursue. You’ll have more initiative to get that degree and will have skills to build on your natural aptitudes. This quote ab Albert Einstein says it best: “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Study what you want, learn it thoroughly, and you’re bound to be a success. [Read the rest HERE.]

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