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Pathways Giving College A Run For The Money
“Your money or your life” was a popular hold-up phrase in old westerns, but it also applies to the feeling most students and their families have today regarding the long road to a college degree. Either put up the money for all the stuff leading up to a college degree or give up the opportunity for a lifetime of high earnings. However, this is a distorted reality because it only focuses on a potential future salary. It ignores the substantial financial cost and time investment required, the transforming economy, and the present-day quality of life that can seriously erode the net benefit to students. When the cost of time, money and quality of life are factored in, there are plenty of post-secondary pathways that give college a run for the money. ..… READ MORE.
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