It’s no secret, going to college is expensive. However, there are a few things you can do to help decrease the burden of college tuition.
- Apply for Pell Grants through your school. Pell Grant money does not have to be paid back and is awarded based on financial need.
- Get a job with a company that offers tuition reimbursement. For example: Apple, Home Depot, Publix, Best Buy, UPS, FedEx, Gap, and Verizon Wireless will help pay for their employees education. Do a google search of businesses in your area to see which ones will offer this benefit.
- Attend a community college for the first two years. The tuition cost at a community college is drastically cheaper. Taking some of your classes at a community college will reduce the total amount you have to pay for your education.
- There are a few colleges that offer free tuition for all of their students. The students are given jobs, at the school, to help offset cost not covered by financial aid. A few of these schools include: College of the Ozarks, Berea College, Curtis Institute of Music, Alice Lloyd College, Webb Institute, and Deep Springs College.
I was talking to Gwen and she expressed concerns about what life will be like after college. Will she be able to find a job and make enough money to become self-sufficient?
I told her, “Of course you will.” Then I went on my merry way.
A few days later, I got to thinking about that conversation and how I dismissed her concerns. I remember having those same fears at her age. It seems like a distant memory now, but at the time it was real and stressful.
I realized I owe Gwen an apology for not paying attention to what she was saying. Instead of dismissing her concerns, I should have told Gwen I understand what she is feeling and it is normal. I should have been more empathetic and reassuring. I should have reminded her that I am here to help in anyway I can.
This is an okay book. The advice is simplistic and some sections could use more detail on how to apply the information.
Here are a few examples:
- Talk less and observe more
- Prepare for life
- Ask for help
- Kindness goes a long way
- Love yourself
- Be flexible
I got my Bachelors and my Masters from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Texas. While I was an undergraduate, I lived in the dorm and had several different roommates. I’ve lost track of them over the past 20 years, but I think about them from time to time.
I wonder how their life turned out and what they are up to now. We are no longer young and naive. We are now middle aged and full of life experiences. I barley resemble my college age self. How have they changed as a result of their experiences?
This book has two main points:
- The needs of disabled students have to be taken into account when considering how to deliver and support distance teaching.
- A design that incorporates the requirements for disabled students is likely to be more accessible and useful for non-disabled students than a design without such consideration.
What makes this book unique are the links to websites that allow the reader to simulate taking a class with a disability. I highly recommend this book, because it was eye opening and educational.
The cover of this book does not do it justice. I enjoyed reading it and found it to be interesting as well as educational.
Here are a few quotes that highlight the main points:
- Books matter. They contain knowledge, and knowledge, as the saying goes is power.
- Books are matter: they are containers, crucibles, confrontations. They can teach, guide, inspire, soothe, and agitate.
- Google is becoming the most-used research channel. In such context, national libraries will be pivotal for their preservation role, with researchers access being provided through other channels.
- The meaning of the word ‘book’ itself will change forever and will never again be confined to that of a physical object to be held, admired, loved, subject to spilt coffee or burning by dictators. The ‘book’ will be defined more around its function than any of its characteristics.
- Academic books can deeply affect the ways that human beings perceive the world and interact with one another, playing an important role in cultural change.