Is college worth the money?

Posted on March 18th, 2013

With all the talk about surging student debt and student loan delinquencies, you might be wondering whether college is worth the investment at all.

As it turns out, despite rising tuition costs, attending (and graduating from) college and professional schools pays off.

College graduates make more money

The chart below from The Atlantic shows the economic benefits and unemployment rates for various levels of educational achievement.

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Source: The Atlantic

Return on investment of college degrees

Okay, so going to college will give you a better chance at getting a job and help you earn more money. But what’s the return on investment?

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Source: The Atlantic

Compared to traditional investments like stocks, gold, and corporate bonds, Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees are clear winners for seeing a return on your money.

College is an investment in your future

With all the horror stories about rising student debt, some students may be scared off and not apply to college at all. But college is an investment in your future, and it’s clearly a less risky financial choice than not attending at all.

While college remains a good investment, you should still be sure to maximize your financial aid options in order to graduate with the least amount of debt possible.

Don’t be scared off by the complicated financial aid process–check out our Financial Aid FAQs, send us a message, or give us a call at 1-888-234-3907 to see if we there’s anything we can do to help.

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