What to do if you don’t feel ready for college Even knowing the long-term financial value of a degree, the thought of such a large investment can be daunting. If you’re still unsure if college is for you, one of the best things you can do is explore your options. “Attaining higher levels of education can still provide value if you’re doing it in the right way,” says Walsh. “The end result is the same, but the path to get there has changed a bit.” Online learning, living at home for a couple more years, or enrolling in community college for lower- paying majors are just a few examples of how Walsh sees students attending college in ways that work for them.

The article College Enrollment Is Down, but Here’s Why You Should Still Go was published on NerdWallet on December 5, 2022.

TREA BRANCH is a writer at NerdWallet.

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