Is it too late to earn your degree?
Certainly not. More and more adults are going back to
school. In fact, 80% of all college students are nontraditional students who balance career, family and/or community
commitments while earning a degree.
And this, too, can be you.
Not convinced? Here are five reasons why it’s not too late
to earn your degree.
Reason 1: You Deserve
You’re great at what you do. But if you don’t hold a bachelor’s
degree, that promotion you want could be off the table.
Studies have found that professionals who hold a bachelor’s
degree can earn up to $17,000 more a year in their industry.
And your employer may support your decision to go back to
college. Many companies offer tuition assistance programs as well as flexible
schedules or time off to attend class or complete assignments. Talk to your HR
representative for more information.
Reason 2: You Know
What You Want
You know what you want to be. The problem is that you’re not
No matter where you are in life, it’s not too late to learn.
Starting over in a new career can be intimidating, but remember why it’s
important to you to move into this career path. That’s the goal you’re working
Just ask Jeanne Kochan.
At 87, she became NAU’s oldest graduate.
Reason 3: You Can
Sound too good to be true? Not all accredited universities
put a hefty price tag on the cost of tuition.
Many respected universities, including Northern Arizona
University, offer an affordable degree you can earn without sacrificing quality or personal attention.
Talk to the university’s Office of Scholarships and
A financial aid advisor will be glad to explain your financial aid options and ways to make your college education affordable.
Reason 4: It’s
Possible To Make Time In Your Schedule
Once you are committed to earning your degree, you will also
be committed to finding the time for class, assignments and studying.
And universities don’t want to be what holds you back. Chances
are that your chosen degree program lets you choose how you want to learn, from
in-person classes to online and competency-based degrees.
You can choose which semesters work best for your schedule, even summer classes.
Contact a college advisor to see how earning a degree can fit into your schedule.
Reason 5: It’s Your
Imagine putting on that cap and gown, walking across the stage
and receiving your diploma. Imagine
your family and friends are in the crowd cheering when they call your name. Imagine accomplishing something you always wanted
Now imagine that you take that next step to making this
happen. Imagine that you are accepted into your chosen degree program. Imagine
loving what you learn. Imagine how your decision to go back to school
positively impacts your career and your family.
Because now is your time to earn that degree.
It’s not too late.