Is it worth it to go to college? Short answer is, YES!! Of Course it is!!
The long answer, as with anything, is a little more complicated. As anyone who has opened a newspaper or watched the news in recent years has no doubt heard, going to college is a very expensive proposition. Expensive in time, expensive in effort, and expensive in money. Still, going to college IS worth it! Continue reading
One of the best ways to help control college costs is through scholarships and grants. While most scholarships have deadlines that fall between February and May, there are others that you can apply for year round. For example, if you are going to Kennebec Valley Community College, it is encouraged that you apply for their Foundation Scholarship prior to August 15. Not sure what scholarships are available to you? There are a lot of search engines out there, and it can be hard to figure out which are the best. METS features a variety of scholarships throughout the year. (Previously featured scholarships can be found here.)
One site that you can trust is the Finance Authority of Maine Website. Their Maine Scholarship search engine is a fast and easy way to find scholarships that may fit for you.
Good luck, and you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact your METS advisor!
These days, depending on the type of courses a college student is taking, the cost of college textbooks can range from between $600 to $1200 per year. Fortunately, doing a little bit of leg work can help you cut down these costs significantly. Continue reading