Being a college student in today’s age can be really stressful. There are a lot of things that make being successful in school very hard. For example, college aged students are mostly composed of recent high school students set free into the world, and made to be completely self sufficient. This means bills, food, clothes, insurance, and other necessities are completely up to them. This alone can be extremely stressful, and almost unbearable for many people.
On top of normal living costs however, students also need to balance school time, which cuts into free time and available work hours, and they also need to pay quite a bit for that schooling. As a result, some people never make it to college, even if they want to go, since they simply can’t do it all. To help make this easier for students, colleges and universities are trying to get costs down, so students need to work less, and can have more time available to them. One of the biggest ways schools are cutting costs for students is by going online.
This allows for students to be able to live at home, and still take classes, eliminating moving costs, and housing costs for many individuals. However, online schooling takes a lot more self-motivation to be successful in, so there is a trade off.
Another way schools are trying to help students is by offering concurrent enrollment classes to high school students. This is a cheap way for high school students to get college credits out of the way, and if you have enough dedication, you can even get an associates degree before graduating high school!
There are a lot of other ways colleges are trying to help students cut costs that we don’t have time for in this article, but it’s well worth doing your research to get the best deal you can!