The most surprising aspect of this college project is how much the student has to do with the ultimate cost of college. The answer to the problem lies within the problem, and we need to understand how to reveal the solution.
I’ve seen the stress that college creates. Parents are stressed out about paying for college, and teenagers are anxious because everybody and their brother is asking them where they’re going and what they’re going to study. More often than not, no one knows how to answer the questions they’re being asked.
You can put an end to the unanswered questions. Parents can know exactly how much they can afford to invest in launching their kids and students can set foot on campus with a sense of purpose and a clearly defined game plan.
Students can actually get a four-year degree in four years and put themselves on a path toward a satisfying and meaningful future. You can’t eliminate the stress entirely, but you can turn ridiculous, overwhelming anxiety into healthy, motivating energy that effects change and positively moves us forward.
The key is to understand that college is a process and not just a product.