Don’t settle on a job you don’t enjoy. There are thousands (millions?) of jobs. Have you ever watched Dirty Jobs? Every week they surprise me with a type of job I didn’t even know existed. Also, it’s the era of technology. You can search the web to find all kinds of jobs. Of course, a lot of jobs are far easier to get if you have a college education.
Did you know? The average salary for college graduates is greater than $51,000, exceeding the national average of those without a high school diploma by more than $23,000, according to a 2005 study by the U.S. Census Bureau. Also, the 2010 unemployment rate for high school graduates was 10.8%; the rate for college graduates was 4.9%.
So the dilemma…But who will pay for it?
Someone will pay for it. After only a 10 minute browsing session, and using some ways my friends have paid, I have come up with some options (and these aren’t even all of them). Federal Direct Student Loan Program (FDSLP), banks, credit unions, and financial services firms such as Sallie Mae, Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP), College Grants such as the Pell Grant, military, scholarships, there are ways in which the government will forgive your student loan debt if you work in a public service job for 10 years while making payments on your student loans, some employers offer student loan payoffs as an employee benefit or offer loan forgiveness in exchange for a certain number of years in public service (ex. teachers, physicians, nurses, lawyers).
Plus, being in school keeps your brain active and helps you meet new people, oh and how cool would it be to go to the movies on a Thursday night at age 40, whip out your student id, and get the student discount while the schmo next to you pays full price…haha suckers!Brought to you by Mills Properties