THe Benefits Of Going To A Community CollegeBy Audri Taylors, UniversityHerald Reporter
Whether you are looking to take advantage of lower tuition and fees and be able to save a significant money for college,capitalize on specialized training programs and courses, attending a community college indeed offers a number of benefits for students.
The decision to pursue higher education is very common for all students from all walks of life. Primarily because most people believe that a college degree is the key to better career opportunities and a better life. If you have already decided to pursue your post-secondary education and wondering which school is right for you, here are some reasons why attending a community college is an excellent choice for you.
One of the biggest considerations you should think about when going to college is the amount of money you will be spending which can lead to student loans and debts. But according to US News, this is something that should not bother you so much because a lot of community colleges only charge around $1,000 for in state tuition.
Most community colleges offer classes and locations which are convenient for students, according to Brookhaven College. There are classes that are being offered in off-campus locations during weekends or sometimes in the evenings to accommodate students who need flexible schedules, especially those who are working and have family responsibilities.
Financial Aid eligibility
Community college students are also eligible for the financial aid, all they need to make sure of is that they do not drop out of their classes so that they do not lose their award.
Most community college students attend school part time so even if you are only taking a few classes, you won't have to feel out of place. This can be an excellent option for those who need to balance school with career or work obligations, as well as family obligations.