As a result of the economic downturn that has negatively impacted our country over the last four years, millions of people are either without jobs or simply struggling to make it day to day. Paying the bills and affording life’s essentials is not easy for anyone. It is especially difficult for people that lack a formal education. Whether fair or not, no matter how talented, skilled or naturally gifted a person may be, without an education it is extremely hard to get a head in today’s world. When even college graduate students are unable to find solid, well paying jobs, just think of the difficulties being faced by high school dropouts or individuals without college diplomas.
Although a college degree in absolutely no way guarantees a person a job in this harsh economy, there is absolutely no doubt that it helps a great deal. Unfortunately, what has happened is that as the economy has continually gone done, college tuition costs have steadily increased well beyond the inflation rate. Read the rest of this entry »