4 THINGS TO CONSIDER IN CHOOSING A COLLEGE OR CAREER SCHOOL U.S. Department of Education Resource Article Choose the college or career school for you with the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) College Scorecard. Answer your questions about costs, graduation, debt, and typical earnings after enrollment so you can find the school that’s right for your future and your pocketbook. A college or career school education could mean more money, more job options, and more freedom. Yet, with more than 5,600 college and career schools nationwide participating in federal student aid, deciding which school is right for you can be difficult. Maybe you want to attend a school with the best nursing program, the most study abroad options, or the best college basketball team – every person values different things. However, it’s also important to remember that going to a college or career school is one of the biggest financial investments you will make. Just as important as academics and extracurricular activities are the financial factors: how much a school costs, whether students are likely to graduate on time, and if alumni are able to find good jobs and pay off their loans. That is why the U.S. Department of Education developed College Scorecard . It provides clear information to answer all your questions about costs, graduation, debt, and typical earnings after enrollment.
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