Yes, but in this day and age experience beats out education. That investment you put into yourself becomes your life long debt if you never make it in whatever you went to school for. That piece of paper also does not guarantee you anything. But you guaranteed that school $30k+ more in their bank accounts. How can i go to regular school for 10+ years and not pay a dime except for lunches and maybe field trips. But 4 years of college costs me Thousands? They act as if we have that money laying around. even financial aid and scholarships are limited to who gets them and how much they cover. being 20 something and already in debt 30k+ from student loans and not even a crack into your career is a punch to the gut. Schools of higher learning or not it is still a school with teachers. Why are they taking thousands from me? Specially when I do all the work? Specially if you attend an online school. These are questions I would like to be heard.
We bust our butts to hopefully make it.
They sign a few papers, give you the work and they make bank every time.
We fail in our pursuit to make it a career, they still make bank.
I would much rather pay $45/month for digital tutors learn everything from top to bottom and go freelance and it only $500+ a year or less for 4 years and be very experienced than $30k+ and that is a low ball number.
Sadly I already invested too much time into college to stop now but I sure hope others think carefully on what options they have. I know people with Master degrees sitting at home on the unemployment line.