An in depth review of what you need to do (both financially and introspectively) before going off to college
4 out of 5 stars
A brief explanation of me, I’m a 30 year old college senior. I went for a few years, did really well. Then didn’t do so well, then dropped out to take care of my dying grandfather. This book would have been incredibly important to making a decision when I was younger — at least grown-up me thinks that now.
There is some really good advice and interesting points of view that the author points out that I don’t think a lot of parents, teachers, guidance counselors or students think about before going to college. I remember a lot of the freshman when I was an incoming freshman had NO IDEA what they were going to school for. This book gives the reader a great way to be introspective about why you want a degree, where you should go, and how you should consider paying for it. It also explains loans (government and the scary, scary private kind) in a way that would make sense to a 16 year old or a 60 year old.
A quick warning, the author is a Christian and inserts different bible quotes into the book where he feels they are needed — there is a nice blurb for the “non religious” reader (like myself) but more than a few times I found myself just skipping over the Bible verses.
All-in-all this book would be a great read for someone who is scared about paying for college, or is scared they don’t know what they want or where they want to go. If you’re a parent and reading this – grab this book and read it — even highlight it for your busy busy teens so that they can figure out who they want to be and in doing so save them (or yourself) thousands of dollars. I wish I would have read this 12+ years ago when I was first going to college.
I was given a free copy of this by NetGalley in return for an honest review.