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User Info Student Loan 'Forgiveness'?; entered at 2022-05-03 17:15:03
Ee4fire
Posts: 1553
Registered: 2011-03-24 Washington, DC
I received my engineering degree from a 4 year private university. However, I did my first 2 years at the local junior (community) college. I saved over $20K in tuition costs. I had $7500 in student loans I had 7 years to pay off, did it 3.5 years. I paid approximately 40% of my college costs and my parents paid the rest. I started college in 1979.

My children are in or heading to college. All of them started or will start at the local community college. There is no shame in going to the local CC to get started. You save a tremendous amount of money and since my taxes help pay for it, I am making out even better and so are my kids.

The nice thing about the community college is if you are undecided on your career choice, then you can easily change majors. In the universities you have to get approvals from deans and counselors. The professors are easily accessible and will work with you personally. You are not stuck with a teaching assistant. I found all of my instructors were well qualified and did a great job of teaching.

Forty years ago their wasn't much information and assistance on transferring from the CC to a 4 years school. Now I would look at the 4 years school in my initial CC year and verify the transfer of credits they would take an not take. I had to retake a few classes not accepted by the 4 year school.
2022-05-03 17:15:03