15 Feb College Planning
The importance of attending college has only increased over the years, as have the challenges surrounding it. Students are expected to make decisions about their future at earlier and earlier ages, the rules around applying are becoming more and more clouded, and the cost of a higher education has become an epidemic. The effects that just the cost is having on families is tremendous, causing retirement accounts to be raided and young professionals to become buried in debt right out of the gate.
While the cost of college is one major challenge, so too is the process of selecting the right schools to apply to. The amount of information now available through technology is astounding, but there’s so much that it’s becoming difficult to sift through. This challenge is compounded by the fact that there are deadlines to all the decision making right during the time that high school students are in the busiest stretch of their high school career.