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Advice for students questioning college

Evan Cluff, Staff Writer

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While in high school many teens begin to focus on whether or not they should go to college; this focus eventually spreads to the cost of college and later benefits of a college education.

Many teens choose to go to college because they want to secure a better job after graduation, and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “workers with a bachelor’s degree earned an average of $464 per week more than workers with only a high school diploma. Though many decide that they do want to pursue a college education, many do not know what they want to do.

“Begin with the end in mind,” said counselor Mrs. Dawna Ross, “Where is it that you want to be? What do you want to be doing? What is your passion? What do you want to seek out?”

Cost is another thing that many students factor in when debating college eligibility. “Financially, there are people who think ‘how am I gonna do this?’” began Mrs. Ross. “Unfortunately, there are some people who have some resources available to them that they’re not aware of. …they make the assumption that they can’t afford to go to college when they probably could.” Scholarships are always available to students searching for financial aid.

Mrs. Ross reminds students that not every path requires a college education. She says, “It may be that the credential you need comes somewhere other than a college institution.”   

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