- Gender and Relationships
The One Thing You Can Do To Help Secure A College Students Successful Future
You have heard it from Mom and Dad all of your life right? Go to high school, get good grades so you can get into a stellar college. Mom and Dad are not that far off base. They both know the value of a college degree. With a college education and degree, your chances of getting a higher paying job are increased and you can earn around $17,500 or more per year that your peers who only have a high school diploma. Now, that might not sound like a lot of money but, that is the average, in many cases it is higher. Time and time again, if you talk to a person who has taken the time to earn their degree, they will tell you without a doubt that they do not regret getting the college education. Most people agree that it is worth the effort to get the college education. What everyone forgets to tell you is how much that college education is going to cost per year. Many people already know that the cost of an education is costly, but, still many people do not understand the figures involved in getting a degree. The average cost to go to a private university is around $48,000 (according to collegedata). However, upon further research we soon see that $48,000 is a low number . This figure is for a university that might be located a hop, skip and a jump away from the high school that you graduated from.
If you want to go to a top college, one out of town with a little more opportunity for advancement, that will cost way over the $60,000 a year mark. That figure of sixty thousand dollars per year does not include other things that are needed for college life. Things like living off campus, some learning materials, food, personal and transportation expenses, entertainment and more are not included in that cost. Now, before you give up on a college education because of the sticker shock price, please remember that there are a number of ways to pay for all these college related expenses. One nice thing about going to college is that most of the students qualify for student loans. Yes, there are places that will loan the student money to help with their education. The down side to this is, regardless of how much the student is able to borrow, it will not be enough to cover everything and they will still be paying off the loan long after they have graduated. Can you imagine paying off a loan years after you have graduated? The fact is, many university students suffer to pay the bills long into their working years.
The cost of living in a university town is another thing to give some thought to. Let's say you or someone you know, wanted to go to the University of California, the cost of living there could be higher or lower than another university, like, the University of Michigan. So, the big question is: How do people get and pay for a college education and manage stress at the same time? It is a fact that many college students struggle to make ends meet. The average college student attends classes, stays up all night doing their school work and cramming for that examination that they hope they will pass. If that stress was not enough for them, they also worry over the mounting cost of education. As a result of financial issues, they often look to a well off or at least better than they are, father figure to help them with their tuition money and even repaying their loans.
Most people agree it feels great to be able to give back to these college students and take away some of their financial pain. We like to call these helpful people Guardians. These university students often make arrangements to provide their guardian with an in-site into their personal life. They often send out videos of thanks and photos of their university life and often offer video chat sessions which allows them to talk one on one with their guardian.
Imagine the feeling of helping a girl buy the new computer she needs but, can't seem to afford or helping her buy the car she needs to get around or her bus pass. There are so many things that a college student go without simply because they cannot find the money to purchase them. Often the issues these college students are dealing with are more than money too, some of them have daddy issues and need the comfort of an older man to talk to and get advice from. When someone is in the position to help the college student with support, we call that person a guardian. You never know how offering your service as a guardian is going to help take away the pain and stress. Therapy can come in many forms and often starts with open conversations. Getting these college aged students to open up is easy once you show them that someone like you cares about their needs.
These university students are trying their best to get good grades and get the skills they need to enrich the society in which we all live, work and play. With this enormous amount of pressure and stress comes the need to leave off a little steam and have some fun.
Often these students are stuck at their dorm or living area for days on end. What if you could provide them an outlet by talking to them with a video chat session and being supportive, do you see how this is helpful? There is no telling how you are helping to touch their lives through some financial support and these life changing therapy sessions. As someone they look up to, you have an obligation to do what you can to help them achieve their goals. As a guardian you will get the opportunity to chat with people who are smart and beautiful.
Imagine a relationship that is free from drama with no strings attached. You will be able to get rewards in the forms of photos and videos from the college student, which we call a brat. Everyone loves the term brat because brats get spoiled rotten with financial stability and luxury. In a sense that is what you are doing when you become a guardian. Adopting or fostering a brat is an awesome way to provide support and have some fun all at the same time. You can secure your Guardian/Brat drama free relationship with ease. You can become a Guardian for a term of a few months or a few years. This whole relationship is within your control. For you ,the Guardian, it is like having your own reality show. You get the ability to pear into the life of your Brat, discuss her family issues, her financial issues and so much more. The conversations are only limited by your imagination. As a Guardian you have so much more worldly experience and that leads to great communication. Within no time your brat will be turning to you for advice. Perhaps your Brat always wanted to visit a place or meet a person. If you go to that place or you know that person, you could help your brat achieve the goal. As a Guardian you have the ability to make your Brat's dreams come true. That is so powerful to be able to touch someone in that special way, a way which could last a lifetime.
There are many university aged students who are seeking arrangements that are rewarding and beneficial for both parties. An upfront and honest arrangement is something that can be hard to find in today's world, however it is easy to find an arrangement when you redefine the expectations. When you adopt a Brat, you and the Brat are making an agreement that is beneficial to both of you. The Brat gets their way and the Guardian gets the feeling of helping and knowing that there are other perks too. Let's face it, everyone has hardships and they often put an university student in a rough spot because they don't always have someone they can talk to. Just the feeling of knowing that a Brat can chat with their Guardian and not have to put stress on another friend or family member can really help one's self esteem.
Speaking of self esteem, every time a guardian shows a little praise for a Brat, the Brat's self esteem is elevated. According to several scientific studies over the years, self esteem has a lot to do with how the brain works and how students learn. As we look at the many teaching methods, it is easy to see that praise is often giving freely to university students because it builds up the self esteem. We can all agree that building a university student's self esteem is important in today's fast paced world.
Can you picture the struggles and other self esteem issues? Put yourself in the shoes of a university student who is struggling to get by, burdened with all of these pressing issues. Who would you turn to? You would most likely do what every university student does, turn to a father figure who has the ability to help you out. It is a great privilege to be able to help another person. It makes the person who is helping feel empowered just as much as it helps to build the self esteem and reduce stress on the college student. From all angles it is a winning situation, it is the perfect arrangement for two people seeking arrangements.
Think of it this way, every single person has a duty to help another human being. Helping one or more college students secure their education and pay off their student loans, as well as buying the things they need in life is a great responsibility and privilege.