Is Higher Learning Worth It? - Page 2
Jobs such as event planning, transportation managing and air traffic controlling, do not ask for a diploma. Yet the obstacle is present for those uninterested in these careers, and the ones they strive for, are the courses they must take in order to seek work in that particular line of employment.
It’s understandable that someone may want to attend a higher learning institution so that they become the first in their family to do so and graduate, or they continue a family tradition at a particular school.
Family pride means so much to so many, but it could be reevaluated if that family member is to go on the rest of his or her life with empty wallets, purses or pockets due to student loan debts. Parents struggle to stretch every dollar and save every penny in order to see that their loved ones receive the opportunity of higher learning, a chance they were never granted.
Attending a college or a university of course has its advantages, such as pursuing a major they feel will open doors to many opportunities after graduation, gaining lifelong friends, and opening their eyes to the many cultures on campus. Everyone deserves a positive life changing experience from college, but not when they must take out loans to cover a year’s worth of tuition.
It’s a fight of one’s conscience when deciding whether or not college is the right direction to take in life. A degree will most likely grant you the interview you’ve been waiting for thus employment, yet a degree will most likely have you to reach into the depths of your pockets or between the couch cushions for spare change to locate any and every penny for the payment of the college loans.
It’s that student’s decision to take out loans if all other payment options fail. It’s a tough choice to make, but in the end, they’ll know if higher learning is worth the risk.