Thursday, April 09, 2015
Thinking about going to college?
Many years ago, I was able to go to college by securing bank loans. It took me 10 years, but I paid back every penny. I got two degrees from a land grant university, and I was able to use both of them for my career as a teacher.
Today prospective college students are looking at 'colleges' run by corporations that offer easy access, excessive fees, and overblown job prospects. Unfortunately, many students are finding themselves in deep debt and without a job. Some of these 'colleges' have been put out of business by the government, or are being sued by former students.
Before you sign any forms or give any money to an 'admissions' officer, do your homework. Do a Google search with the name of the college and lawsuit. You'll be amazed at what you'll find.
If a college is more concerned with making a profit and increasing dividends to investors, stay away.