5 lame excuses for not going to college
No matter how old you are, or what stage you’re in, it’s always good to consider college. It’s been said that, “If you’re not growing, you’re dying.” Here are the top five poor excuses for not considering college:
1) College is too expensive. Spending money and time in college might be the best investment you will ever make. Studies show that degree-holders make significantly higher incomes and have more opportunities for advancement. And, if you live in Moffat County and attend college at CNCC, you’ll save 50 percent on tuition costs. Not only that, but with financial aid and plenty of scholarship possibilities, college can fit into almost any budget. It’s an investment that will pay benefits for the rest of your life.
2) I don’t have time. One of the great things about college today is that you can set your own schedule. You don’t have to enroll full-time. Take one class a week (and skip this season of that silly video show.) You’ll be surprised how much time you really have.
3) I’m too old for college. Not likely. This year at Colorado Northwestern we taught nearly as many students over 30 as we did students right out of high school. In fact, three of this year’s star nursing graduates are proud grandmothers.
4) I’m not smart enough. If you are smart enough to be reading this column, then you’re good to go. At CNCC we have a team of professionals whose job is to help you succeed in college, no matter what you want to study. And there is most-likely a program that fits your lifestyle and goals.
5) I already have a job. Why do I need a degree? You would be surprised at the number of people who early-on, decided not to go to college and now wish they had. College-degreed professionals make more money, have more opportunities for advancement and research shows they are generally more happy at work.
Now you have no excuse. Explore the possibilities today of how college can make your life better. We’re here to help you take the next step.
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