The wrong reason to go to college

Posted on February 26th, 2014

We’ve discussed the benefits of attending college at length, but we’re always quick to point out that even though college degrees are a good investment in your future, it doesn’t mean they’re worth going hundreds of thousands of dollars into debt for.

This funny video from YouTube personality Ryan Higa shows the downsides of college for many students and graduates: underemployment, massive student loan debt, stress, and studying subjects that don’t apply to your future career.

Consider college value before taking out student loans

The video is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but it makes some good points about assessing the value of college before attending and the lack of career preparation and practical education taught at some universities.

College is still a good investment

We can’t fault Ryan for his pessimistic view of college, but the numbers don’t lie: college is a wise investment in your future.

If you’re smart about choosing an affordable college, avoid borrowing excessive student loans, and make the most of your college experience, you can avoid many of the pitfalls he mentions.

If you need help figuring out how to pay for college, feel free to give Rick and Andy a call at 1-888-234-3907, tweet us at @CFGCollege, or contact us here.

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