With so many students leaving college with so much debt that it takes them 3-4 years and some times longer to pay off their loans before they start being able to save, why should students even go? If you saved 500 a month for 4 years you would have 24,000 plus interest in savings by the time your friend graduates college with 24,000 in debt. At this rate, you will have 48,000 in savings by the time they break even. College doesn't make sense.
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I just don't see where the edge comes in when all applicants of a college-required job have degrees. I guess you'll have an advantage on jobs no body wants. Unemployment is pretty high. How things work today, people need to create their own jobs.
Thanks for the amazing response. I think what it comes down to is figuring out what is best for you. Most people think they are required to get a bachelor's degree right out of high school when that is not always the case.