Todays Episode: Why Its Best to Go To School Where You Are Wanted, and Not Just Where You Want to Go
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Its time for another Daily Scholarship and Financial Aid Tip in about two minutes, by JR The College Money Man
This is episode 36 and today we are talking about Why Its Best to Go To School Where You Are Wanted, and Not Where You Want to Go
So you and your friend both got into your first choice school. Her they offered a $10,000 scholarship each year, you they offered nothing. Its a hard truth that in order for schools to recruit the people they really want, they admit others whom they are lukewarm about. While qualified, These students are essentially a revenue source; or as I like to call them, “Paycheck Players”.
When choosing a school either as a returning student, or as a parent talking to a high school student, its important to evaluate admission offers carefully. Many students make the mistake of going tens of thousands of dollars into debt, just because they liked the “feel” of a campus rather than the curriculum or connections they may make. This is a result of a culture that has told our kids they can have anything they want. The truth is, you can have what you want, if you are willing to pay for it. If the goal is to graduate debt free, then students need to alter their perception of the admissions process.
So remember this one tip when considering schools: if you or your child received little to no scholarship aid tied to admissions, and will have to pay for most of the cost out of pocket, that school doesn’t want you. They just want your money. Dont be a paycheck player, and go with the school that wants you as much as you want them.
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