Times are changing...and that includes the job market as well as how one goes about getting his or her college diploma. We are so used to thinking that a student goes to high school and then the next automatic step is college. Not only that, we don't seem to think anything about filling out those student loan forms, because it's "normal" for a student to do so... right? I mean, everyone has to nowadays. Who can afford college? It's "what you do". Plus, you "need" that piece of paper to get a "good job". And you can't live life without some form of debt, right? WRONG!
With plenty of articles and You Tube video segments on "The College Scam" or "Is a College Degree Still Worth It?", and with $1.48 trillion in student loan debt (about $620 billion more than the total U.S. credit card debt), many people are starting to rethink the "traditional" route to getting a degree.
And it's a good thing, too. Especially when there are so many other options available to you. I mean, you may be able to get what you need by going to a trade or vocational school or perhaps get your certification in whatever field interests you. Or maybe start your own business or get involved in an internship or entrepreneurial program. What about that "free internet degree" we always hear about- you can learn pretty much anything off the internet, and with MOOC classes (Massive Open Online courses) you can be learning from the best professors IN THE WORLD (and NOT have to pay for it!)