Is not wanting to take student loans an excuse to not go to college?
- GypsyfishLv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
No. It's just stupid. The whole reason they give the loans is that it's assumed you'll be making more money after you graduate, and you can afford to pay back the loans. It can be a burden if you take on hundreds of thousands of dollars, but the average student debt is $20,000, less than the price of a car, and you can pay it back at low interest over 10 years. Your earning potential is much higher with a college degree. Unless you have an idea about how you can achieve a middle-class income without a degree (it's possible in many of the trades, like plumbing and jobs that require only short-term technical training), it's dumb not to get the degree. The interesting jobs require it- and you don't want to spend your life in a job you hate.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Yes. Im pitting off college till i pay odf house. After that ill do college. 24 and half way done with it
- AdamTheAtheistLv 71 year ago
No. It can still be paid for with scholarships and grants.
- ibu guruLv 71 year ago
Of course it's not any valid excuse. You can work your way through school. 80% of American college students work at least 20 hrs/wk to help pay school and/or living expenses. Many work full-time because they have to pay ALL their school + living expenses. You might qualify for other forms of financial aid. E.g. have you won any scholarships, e.g. through competitive exams?