Exploring an Affordable Way to Attend College and Stay Debt Free
It is your senior year and the college flyers are pouring out of your mailbox. You are struggling with all these choices. You wonder which will be the right fit for you? However, you don’t even know if you can afford college and you kind of wanted to travel a little after all those tiring years of study.
A combination of both could be your ticket to a freedom you desire and the adventures you seek. Maybe study internationally? There are several countries that have debt free colleges, all you would really need is money to live and money to travel. Student loan debt would be obsolete.
It is a very enticing thought, isn’t it? So, let’s discuss some beautiful countries that might just suit your educational needs along with your sense for real change. Germany has some cities that may pique your curiosity. Munich and Berlin in particular with free undergraduate tuition and affordable living environments. The German education system is also known for being top ranking.
How about France? Though not as financially forgiving for education there are still places there that indeed are tuition-free. And even if you don’t find one totally tuition-free, the cost is still substantially low and affordable.
Those two countries sound like great opportunities, but educational polls have continuously shown that places on the continent of Asia have always had the highest of educational values. If you are looking for a great education, a different worldly view, and affordability, why not research places like Taiwan. Though there are tuition fees, they still only average about 4,000 dollars annually give or take a few dollars. It is hard to afford a dorm room for that amount in the states.
In the US, dorm rooms could cost you up to almost 9,000 to 10,000 dollars annually. You heard me right. Not only are students that attend US colleges in student finance debt from loans, but they also have a hard time living on campus. The possibilities are interesting. One could start off financially stable not worrying about how many student loans or scholarships they would have to rack up before leaving high school, live in a beautiful country and all the while earning a top rank education.
In the states, there is no possible way to go to an upstanding college and remain debt free unless you are tremendously smart and are offered a full ride scholarship. This is hard to achieve even for a top of the class high school student entering college for their first year. Your senior year of high school is the most stressful and the busiest time of your life. You are starting out in search of your own little spot in this great big world. You will definitely need to find the time to plan out what you want to do after high school. Most do want a college career first before being full-fledged adults. However, some will struggle with finding the financial ability to do so. I hope this article presented some exciting alternatives.