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What is preventing you from going to school?

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  • I Don’t Need It

    When it comes to making decisions about your next steps, the only person that matters is you. Maybe your friends lost interest, motivation, or financial support because of decisions or personal challenges. Their decisions shouldn’t sway yours - do what makes the most sense for you now and in the future. If you do some research and talk with different schools, you can make a way for yourself that fits your interests, learning style, and even how you work. The choice is yours.

  • I Don’t Need It

    Think about the job you have or could get right now. Is this a career that will satisfy your financial needs for the next 30 to 40 years? Check out the Lifestyle Calculator to see how much you need to earn in order to live the life you want. If there’s little to no opportunity for advancement in your current job, going to school for training or a degree is worth your consideration. Do you research and choose carefully - no one wants to spend their lives working a job just trying to make ends meet. You spend a large portion of your life at work, so wouldn’t you rather do something you enjoy and earn a good living?

  • I Don’t Need It

    School is challenging. There will probably be moments when you think it's "too hard." That's how you know you're on the right track. Think about it this way: Your education will create the foundation for your future career. Don’t you want that foundation to be strong and something you put a lot of effort into? You're going to have classmates and teachers to help you get through those times. And, most schools have mentorship and tutoring programs. Use 'em!

  • I Don’t Need It

    Many people start school not knowing what they want to do. Others think they know, but end up changing halfway through, without adding cost or time to their experience. You're probably going to need some general education classes anyway. In that time, your interests could show you a path toward something that inspires you.

  • I Don’t Need It

    It is an achievement to be the first in your family to get a college degree. Think how proud your family and friends will be of you for making this decision. There was once a time when a high school degree was all you needed the job you are looking for, but those days are over. By 2020, 65 percent of all jobs in the economy will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school.*  There are more people with degrees in the job market than ever. You want to be in that pool.

     

    *According to the Georgetown Public Policy Institute